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What would cause the freezer to build up excessive frost?

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SOURCE: Freezer building up lots of frost, but on lowest setting.

FREEZERS SHOULD BE TEMP AT O /REFRIGERATOR SHOULD BE 40/FOR PERFECT OPERATION.1ST IS THE FAN RUNNING IN THE FREEZER/IF YES UNPLUG FOR 6-8 HOURS AND RETRY/IF NO UNPLUG THE FRIDGE AND REMOVE THE BACK PANEL OF THE FREEZER MAKE SURE THE FAN IS PLUGGED IN.IF SO PLUG IN THE FRIDGE AND SEE IF THE FAN IS TURNING.IF NOT YOU NEED A NEW FAN IF THE FRIDGE IS NEW MAKE THEM BRING YOU A REPLACEMENT FOR FREE.

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SOURCE: Frost build up Jenn-Air JFC2089HTW

have you tried to re align the hinges? is the hinges broke?

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SOURCE: Frost/Ice Chunks in Freezer

Check for door gasket,for leaks.

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Hotpoint Future fridge freezer - freezer working well but top of the back of the fridge has a large build up of ice ??? And doesn't appear to be keeping the food cold enough


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.

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Whirlpool Refrigerator Model No. WRN28RWG6


if the flap was open then truely excessive cold air is coming out/escape from the freezer causing no freezeing. you need to defrost your fridge.

Note also that frost build up increases time to freeze your food on the freezer. it also causes your fridge an increase in electricity consumption.

defrost your fridge for some time ti remove the frost build-up.

Nov 19, 2007 | Refrigerators

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Why do I have frost build up in my bottom freezer compartment?


It could be the freezer is over-stocked and air cannot circulate but often it signals an excess of water vapour is getting into the freezer from overuse or a faulty or misaligned door seal or from unwise use of the freezer.
Frost build up in one part of a freezer could also mean a part of the insulation is failing.

Feb 20, 2015 | Frost Refrigerators

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Excessive frost- maybe door won't close well Builds up on to shelves the worst--could it be the rubber seal


First you must fully defrost your freezer. Frost simply attracts more frost. A build up of frost large enough to prevent the door closing properly will grow very rapidly indeed and waste a lot of electricity; it will also overload the compressor and can cause it to fail prematurely.

If the seal is damaged then it will allow moist air in and cause frost. If the seal has simply become unseated, then refitting it will prevent a recurrence.

Unless you have a frost-free model, then all freezers eventually need defrosting. You can slow the process by never opening the freezer door unnecessarily and also by never leaving it open any longer than necessary. Frost free models rely on air circulation via a fan to prevent frost build up. If the fan fails, or if the freezer is overloaded and so preventing air circulation then it will still frost up.

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Drain plug freezes up and ice builds up in freezer then leaks into frig. How do you keep the drain free from building up?


Use a turkey baster filled with very hot water and flush it several times. That should resolve the problem. Also check the door gasket, if it is leaking, excessive frost would be visible causing more water then the system was designed to handle.
Good Luck,
Gil

Feb 28, 2010 | Kenmore Freezer 20.3 cu. ft. Frost Free...

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I have a Kenmore model#10648062890 bought in canada, frost is building up through out fridge and freezer


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Dec 11, 2009 | Grilling

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Frigidare Model No. FFU1464DW2 is leaking water on ground floor, can you tell me where to find the drain pan and what is causing this? Many thanks.


Most likely it is leaking because the drain in the back of the freezer is clogged. The most likely source of excessive water drainage is a bad door seal which causes frost to build up.

Nov 19, 2009 | Frigidaire 20.3 Cu. Ft. Frost-Free Upright...

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Excessive fosting in the freezer compartment


may have a bad drain line heater or a bad defrost heater, thermostat, or timer.

Oct 09, 2009 | Freezers

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Excessive frost build up inside the freezer


Your problem is not a recall it is the fan and how many items you have in your freezer. Is it stuffed pretty full?

Jun 01, 2009 | GE PFS22SISSS Stainless Steel French Door...

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Excessive frost buildup in bottom freezer section of Kenmore refr


There are several reasons this can be happening...

1. The seal on the door may have a tear or may not be seating properly...this allows excess warm air into the freezer compartment and in its effort to remove the same ...frost appears.

2. There is something call a thermistor that is cycled on and off as needed to remove excess frost accumulation and or ice buildup on the evaporator (freezer) coils...it is a heat strip which actually defrost the frost/ice. if this is not working frost will accumulate and eventually it will become Ice......now the remarkable thing about Ice accumulation is that you would think everything would remain cold or get colder ..however in this case the opposite occurs...it insulates the coils and thereby increasing the temperature...put a thermometer...one that is calibrated properly...(calibration can be set by placing a thermometer into a glass of ice water...the temp of a glass of ice water..after a few minutes setting will be exactly 32 degrees)..if the temperature of your refrigerator is gradually rising over the period of a week...you will need to call a tech or replace the thermistor and or trouble shoot other problems that can occur such as..

3. The evaporator fan may be going out although they usually make a high pitched whining noise of a whirring noise before they go out...not always and if they are intermittently cycling off then frost would build up...do you always here a fan running when you open the freezer...if so that is good...fan is working...but it may be cycling off at times when no one is aware.
P.S. the odds of your ice maker causing this are very, very slim...in 35 years in the industry ..I have never had an ice maker cause frost due to water spray...it will almost always result solid sheets of Ice..if it evers does cause a spray....which like I said is rare...lottery ticket type rare :-)

This should lead you in the right direction...if you need help in finding a reputable service company in your area let us know..I hope this has been helpful..if so PLEASE rate me....thank you... .......The Fang

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