I have frost build up on the back wall of the freezer and the temperature of the freezer and fridge are not cold enough. I unplugged and thawed the freezer out and tried again with the same outcome. I have cleaned the coils underneath and anything that may have been behind the refrigerator. Any suggestions as to what might be the problem? It's a side by side, model # TFX22QPDA WW.
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HI is an error for freezer temperature detected as too warm... Look for frost on the back wall of freezer (defrost failure), or a failed evaporator fan (you should hear it running in the freezer compartment), if the food in the freezer is beginning to thaw, check the compressor to see if it is running. If the compressor is running, but the freezer isn't cold enough, and the evap fan is good with no frost build-up, you may have a sealed system leak (refrigerant charge is low). Frigidaires really suck in recent years and have lots of leak issues...
One of the most common problems with freezers is their tendency to build up a thick level of frost and ice that can disrupt performance. The ice can form on the hoses and cause the fan to freeze up. While you want the freezer to be cold, too much ice is not good for the freezer or the food inside it. There are multiple reasons a freezer could start to develop frost buildup.
Freezer Overstocked Frost can build up in the freezer if there are too many items inside of it. Air cannot properly circulate around the freezer, so the areas with the sitting cold air can freeze the moisture. Frost continues to build up and accumulate, which then allows it to spread. If food is stocked up near the fan, cold air can't get past it, and the fan itself could develop frost to the point where it freezes and stops working entirely. This can be prevented by not overstocking the freezer and by evenly distributing food throughout.
Temperature Setting Too Low The freezer should have a thermostat that regulates how cold it gets. If the temperature is set at too low of a setting, the freezer kicks into high gear, the air freezes outright and frost quickly builds up. Adjusting the thermostat to a higher temperature or level can counteract this problem, but you may need to de-thaw the freezer to eliminate the frost that has already built up inside.
Keeping the Fridge Door Open Many people keep their fridge door open for extended periods of time while they examine the contents inside to see what they want to eat. This can contribute to frost buildup in the freezer, because the fridge is taking in a lot of warm air during this process and the fan pushes it up into the freezer. The moisture in that air is then quickly frozen, and ice can build up substantially as a result. The longer the fridge door is held open, the more likely this can occur, so the best solution is to only keep the fridge open for short intervals and then to not open the door again for a while.
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Luispinto243 -- The heat exchanger is in the freezer side of a refrigerator. If the cold air pathway has gotten frosted-up, or the blower is not working, the fridge side will get warm. If possible, fully defrost the unit and the frost/ice build-up will thaw-out and the fridge will start working again. Adjust the thermostat to the energy-saving position. Trying to lower the temperature will not fix the problem. If you are still having problems, write back. -- SWT
Check rear wall of freezer by feel for frost. Heavy, even frost indicates likely problem in the defrost system. Unplug unit. Defrost heater (in freezer behind rear wall panel), defrost thermostat (same area-must be checked at freezer temperature) or Defrost timer-located lower back outside of unit. Near compressor. Do continuity test on heater and defrost thermostat and if they show continuity (good), replace defrost timer. If not, replace the one that tests bad.
Defrost coils fully. Reassemble.
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Refrigerator will work about 7-10 days after being defrosted until thick frost builds up again cutting off air flow to both compartments
If you have a frost build up on the interior back wall of the freezer, you have a defrost issue. This would include a bad defrost control, bad heater or terminator.
If there is not a frost build up then you may have a bad evaporator fan motor.
check in your frezzer on the back wall if its all frosted up u have a defrost problem u can unplug and let thaw fgor 4 or 5 hrs plug back in and wilkl work till u can have it serviced if no frost u might a bad fan or a damper control
hi. thanks for the question. the drain tube that goes down to the drain tray is clogged. turn fridge off .pull fridge from wall. remove back panel clean all coils. let it thaw with doors open, it will thaw quiker. when thawed, clean the drain tube. this will solve the problem. thanks the appliance doc
You have a failed component or components in your automatic defrost system. This is why you have excessive frost inside the freezer along the back wall. The timer could be stuck in run mode. The defrost thermostat (bi-metal) could be defective or the defrost heater could be open or shorted.