Hi, I have an Admiral side by side refrigerator model # asd2120drw ser.#11652505yk.Every 3 weeks I have to remove a thick sheet of ice from the bottom of freezer so bottom drawer can open.Please let me know the most likley cause of this problem or how I can troubleshoot to diagnose problem. thank you,Ron
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Re: Freezer icing every 3 weeks
You have aclogged drain. remove the panel in the back of the freezer that exposes the evaporator you will want to shut the unit off too. next remove as much ice from the pan as possoble. use a hair dryer to help get the big stuff loose. now you will want very hot water and pour it in the drain pan. your going to make a mess at frist but you need to do it untill the ice in the drain is melted and the water will flow into the drip pan. make sure you cloan all the food drbris also. after it is clear put the back on and turn the unit back on. you will not get any more ice buildup as long as it stays unclogged. and the ice is from the defrosting of the evaporator.
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Every freezer have a drip collector beneath it. Some times it may be filled completely with water thus causing an overflow. Else, the opening to the collector is being blocked by some ice. Also this problem can happen with aging of the fridge. There is nothing you can do in particular in this case.
1. Get the Food out of the Ref and Freezer. Unplug the power cord from the wall. 2. The cooling coil is in the back wall of the freezer side. Working from inside the Freezer. 3. Remove the back plastic cover to expose the cooling coil. It's called the Evaporator coil. 4. Use a hair dryer to melt all ice off the coil. 5. Put it back together. It should work for 3 - 5 days now at least. 6. Put a thermometer in there. After 24 hrs. the freezer should be 0 to 10 degrees F. and the Ref. side 37 to 44 degree F. 7. Check the door gaskets for tight fit, using a dollar bill for a gauge. Shut the door on the dollar and try to pull it out in several places.
If it ices up again in a week or two, you have a defrost heater problem. There is a electric heat strip around the cooling coil. This heat strip comes on about 10 minutes every 8 or 10 hours. This heater melts the ice off the coil. There is a clock timer device under the ref. that cycles the heat strip. You may have a bad clock, fuse device or burned out defrost heater strip. The cooling coil must be ice free to work properly.
Your defrost drain line is frozen up.
Turn off fridge, remove bottom freezer drawers.
Remove visible ice.
Take a hair dryer and melt ice at the back of the freezer at the drain pan.
Pour a water and bleach mixture through drain hole.
This procedure could take a hour or more.
Not sure if this will help but I have/had a similar problem with my admiral side by side (approx 12 yrs old not sure of the model #)and I think I fixed it this morning..
At the back of the fridge compartment I removed the cover (covers the light and controls) the Freezer setting just seems to adjust a flap that sends cold air into the fridge.. around the flap was a mass of ice.. what seemed to be happening was as this 'vent' was blocked with ice no cold air entered the fridge and the temp stayed high and hence the stat did not cut out .. compressor running flat out 24/7..... I removed the ice and it now seems to be working better (2-3 hrs will see what its like when I get home from work..!)
Hi , let the freezer incline put pieces of thick cartoon on front legs of the freezer so that the door will shut , the door contact magnet are weak. check also the screw and bolts of the door might lose.
you have a froen drain thats why it is allways getting ice on the floor. you need to remove as much as you can then remove the back of the freezer so you can clear the drain pan and clear the drain. its not hard to do just you will have a lot of water on the bottom and your floor maybe. once you remove the ice from the pan have some very hot water and pour it in the pan utill the drain is free and the water go's down into the drip pan. shut the unit off untill tour done and be carefull around the coils. once its clear put the back on and plug the fridge back in. you will now have no more ice build up. make sure there is no food back there that can block the drain either. its a god time to clean the freezer out