A while ago I started noticing ice building up on bottom of the freezer and since that time have broken it out, and cleaned out the drain tube so it is clear of ice about 4 times. And the problem is that the freezer is way too cold and freezes our ice-cream and everything else rock solid. I've got the freezer setting all the way down to one and it doesn't change the temp. The refrigerator temperature is okay, but has been slightly freezing the lower two crisper drawers. I've had a fridge repair guy out twice already and he pretty much offered me no good advice but he still got my money for showing up. I've cleaned the grills underneath the unit of dirt and junk like the repair guy suggested, but it didn't do anything. Any suggestions?
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Re: Freezer is over-freezing
The possible cause is the temperature sensor or thermostat is not working, maybe its switch is stuck up on ON position, it looks like a wire attached to the area where ice is building up, it is connected to a switch to turn off the compressor thus controlling the operation of your freezer. replace with new thermostat will solve the prob.
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The dial Adjusts the temperature. If it is adjusted too cold you might have ice build up underneath the freezer thus causing the fluid that you see. As the freezer is old it can also be that the insulation underneath is a bit old causing the ice build up and fluid leakage. A broken thermostat (dial) will also cause too low temperature inside and possible ice build/fluid leakage.
I suppose the ice is building up in the drain trough under the evaporator (inside the freezer). There are two ways used to keep the trough from ice build up. It either has a heater built into it, or the defrost heater is close enough to the trough so that when the refer goes into defrost, it would melt any ice in the drain trough. Or the hose / pipe running from the trough to the drain pan it clogged, in which case you should be able to blow it clean. Note: this hose or pipe has to have a trap similar to the one under your kitchen sink. That is to prevent air from moving up, bringing undesired moisture into the fereezer.
The water supply line is leaking.Put some paper towels down after you clean up and check real often to back track where leak is coming from,maybe your ice maker is over flowing with water.When was the last time you replaced your water filter?Could be backing up,just replaced mine,it was leaking under the fridge,mine is a Sear's Kenmore,ordered a filter from Sear's,Cost me 50 buck's,My filter is at the bottom front,your's may be inside the freezer.
I had the same problem with my Jenn-air side-by-side
Your freezer has a defrost cycle and when the freezer temp is set too
cold, your drainage pan and tube freezes up (behind the back panels in
the freezer) and when that gets full it spills over too the bottom of
the fridge and keeps building up until you notice.
Un-plug fridge and put your food in coolers or another fridge.
Defrost the freezer, remove the ice from the bottom.
Remove the back panel/s (in the freezer).
Check the drainage pan. If it is iced up, you'll have to carefully remove the ice and check the drainage hole.
the hole is iced up, so is the first 1-2 inches of the plastic tube
leading to the main drainage pan behind and under the fridge.
You can use a hair drier to speed up defrost.
defrost the hole and tube I used round ended metal (nut pics or beater
attachment ends- avoid sharp objects) heated up in boiling water and
gently forced down into the hole and tube until defrosted.
Check flow(by pouring warm water) down and looking behind and under fridge(with flashlight) to see if flowing into main drainage pan.
Turn up your freezer temp and check with a thermometer. Your freezer temp was probably set too
Mine is going on 5 months with no problem. If this continues, it might be the defroster. Good Luck!
well countney778 it sounds like either your drain is clogged upo and holding water in the freezer or your defrost timer is bad. the timer shoiuld be by the thermostat area and the drain is at the boittom of the coil that is currently freezing. also look underneith and if you see abunch of dirt then you may have to clean the coil on the bottom of the unit. use a shop vac and a long brush to clean.
not the seals. the drain is blocked. take the rear panel off inside the freezer and yoy will probably see an ice build up at the bottom. melt off with a hairdryer and follow up with hot water till water flows away freely. if you have ice build up all over the pipework, then you have a defrost system fault and get back to me