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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here are lots of things that can cause cooling problems. One of the most common causes of poor cooling in a frost free refrigerator is a defrost system failure. In such a case one or the other compartment may appear to be keeping proper temperature but that too may change in a short period of time. The fridge compartment's temperature rise is usually (but not always) the first to be noticed. Frost" and "Ice"
There is a difference between "frost" (a white, snow-like substance) and "ice" (usually clear and solid). When referring to what is seen during an inspection, please keep this distinction in mind as the possible causes for each are often very different. The Defrost System
Inspecting the (usually rear) wall of the freezer compartment for a frost build up is necessary. (In the case of many GE top freezer models, check the freezer's bottom panel.) If there is a frost coating on it, it is often a sign of excessive frosting beneath it. Sometimes however the evaporator cover panel will actually need to be removed (see the illustration below) before an excessive frost build will visible.
The refrigeration system's evaporator (cooling) coil is usually in the freezer compartment. This evaporator will periodically frost over and have to be defrosted by means of a heating system. When the defrost heating system fails, the frost can accumulate to such a degree that airflow throughout the appliance is hampered. There may be just enough air circulation to cool the freezer section but that will eventually stop too.
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...
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
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.