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Freezer not getting cold enough

In about the last 3 days, the freezer, on my Hotpoint CTF21GAB, is not getting cold enough and food is thawing. The refrigerator portion seems to be cold enough. No ice is being made in the icemaker. This refregerator/freezer is about 15 years old and the only bell and whisle on it is the inside icemaker. I have read a solution to another brand and will try with the basics (clean the coils, look for obstructions). I can hear a fan running, but will pull the frig. out to visually inspect. I am getting a layer of ice on the inside-top of the refrigerator that I did not get before. Could anyone give me some more troubleshooting tips to find the troubled part? Thank you

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  • BrianSpi Nov 28, 2007

    Thanks, I just got done taking the "floor" out of the freezer and found the coil completely caked with ice. I spent about an hour with a hair drier removing the ice. The drain looks ok (there wasn't any ice around it specifically. Any ideas as to what would cause this massive build-up of ice on the coil in the freezer?

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Freezer defrost on top shelfs and looks like it's snowed inside freezer and ice is melting Hotpoint Model HSS25IFMCWW side by side. Thanks Terry

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Have you tried re-gassing your fridge maybe one of your lines may have a leak,let a refrigeration technician check it out to certain

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