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LG freezer Excessive Ice build up

Why would there be large ice accumulation in the back of my LG LFX31995 freezer? It is literally 2" thick and prevents the door from properly closing is I keep the top drawer in! It's about 6 years old SN305KRRE2E270 Thanks

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If your LG freezer is suposed to be "frost free" it may have a blocked defrost water outlet.

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SOURCE: Frost buildup on ice/water dispenser

Is the trap door flap closing properly where the ice comes through the door? If open, warm air would be coming in frosting and maybe iceing things up

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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SOURCE: Ice dispenser comes on by itself.

you need to replace the dispenser selector board.

Posted on Sep 04, 2007

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SOURCE: Water accumulation in bottom of freezer in Frigidaire FRS26ZSHB5

take out everything and at the lower inside back of the freezer you have a drain ..... pour hot water till it opens / the water comes from you evap when it goes into defrost and it cant get out the drain / Larry

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Hotpoint FFA70 - Freezer door will not close properly.

The rear panel can be removed,i have done it.I removed the 4 hex head screws from the top & bottom of the panel,and firmly pulled it forward.The reason i say pulled firmly is that when panel came out the back of the freezer was solid with ice.I have defrosted the freezer,dried any water from the unit and replaced the panel.Fingers crossed,so far,so good.In my case this build up of ice was definately the reason the drawers were not sitting in the correct position,as it caused the rear panel to 'bulge' out.Hope this helps.....

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: LG Fridge door constantly beeping when closed

On the display panel press the right key that turns the door alarm on and off

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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