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Fridge/freezer Hello, The main pipe from the compressor going into the fridge keeps freezing up until it is surrounded by a large lump of ice which then melts and leaves a big pool of water on the floor. I notice one of the other pipes from the compressor was braized(soldered?) in the past. The freezer and fridge seem to work ok but I think the compressor is going all the time.The fridge is not a frost free model and has its cooling coils on the back of the fridge.Would be most grateful for any advice. Denis

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    FRIDGE SECTIONI IS COOLING WELL BUT FREEZER NOT FREEZING ICE .eVAPORATOR COIL GOT ICE ON FIRST COIL ONLY AND THE OTHERS ARE CLEAR.

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Denis, frosting back to the compressor is usually a sign of refrigerant overcharge. The fact that you noticed one of the other lines opened could indicate a wrong charge. You will need a cfc certified tech to check this thing out. This way he can check for a proper charge, restriction or a weak pumper...Catriver..post back.

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