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Old 03-30-2017, 08:39 AM
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I need this like a hole in the head!!!!

Monday, I notice everything in my 6 month old refrigerator is certainly not as cold as it was several weeks ago. After 30 seconds of inspection, I notice Heavy frost and thick ice build-up along back wall where the coils are.

I remove all contents last night, remove as much ice and frost by hand, then heat the ice-pack with blow dryer. Ice must have been made in the Artic!!!! Took well over two hours to reduce to where I could no longer see any more ice..

Refrigerator as been unplugged now going on 16 hours. Here's the part I don't get???

I have ZERO water coming out anywhere. I would think the ice build-up would also be in back of the main panel I did not remove. Cannot do anything that requires me to turn or twist, very bad back!

All ice seems to be gone.

I'm assuming the refrigerator door was left open sometime two weeks ago when my house was home to 11 teenagers who were in town for a sporting event and crashed at my place. Of course the door was opened and closed 6,000,000 times.. Damn little punks...

Am I good to just plug her back in?

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If the coils in the back are icing up that has nothing to do with how often the door is opened. When the coils on my central AC iced up, like you describe, the cause was loss of freon due to small leak.

You can plug it back in and keep an eye on the coils, if it happens again then time for a service call.
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I think the coils have some kind of heater for them. maybe that's bad. Samsung?
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The coils should not ice up.
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My research online says the #1 reason for defrosting coils to become iced over is due to refrigerator door being left open, then warm outside air enters bringing up temp of everything inside. Then when door is shut trapping all the humidity, frost and ice form.

No?????
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I may not be understanding the issue, the coils are inside the frig?
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You can get frost if you block the vents in the fridge.
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So, did a little googling and indeed defrost coils inside a frig can ice up due to improper air flow, defrost coil heater malfunction or as I suggested, a loss of freon.

When you said the back of the frig I thought you were talking about the condenser coil on the outside of the frig.
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Yes, automatic defrost coils are inside the main area, hidden behind a panel. They come on at set times to keep refrigerator defrosted. These were completely iced over with 1" of ice.
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Originally Posted by Boat Bum View Post
So, did a little googling and indeed defrost coils inside a frig can ice up due to improper air flow, defrost coil heater malfunction or as I suggested, a loss of freon.

When you said the back of the frig I thought you were talking about the condenser coil on the outside of the frig.
Sorry, just a dumbass not being able to convey thoughts properly.

Coils are indeed on the inside behind a panel on back wall.
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Plug 'er back in and keep an eye out.
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Ok, plugging back in. If I don't post in a few hours I electrocuted myself from all the ice melting inside her, and I have no clue where it all went. LOL
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You should never have to manually defrost a refer/freezer.You have a problem with the defrost timer,control board or the element.Time to call the repairman.
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Ok, plugging back in. If I don't post in a few hours I electrocuted myself from all the ice melting inside her, and I have no clue where it all went. LOL
We're still talking about the frig, right?

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Originally Posted by muskamoot View Post
You should never have to manually defrost a refer/freezer.You have a problem with the defrost timer,control board or the element.Time to call the repairman.
Everything I've read about this happening claims it happens very often when incidents like doors being left open occur. Even on perfectly good working equipment ???

Plugging back in now.
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Originally Posted by Boat Bum View Post
We're still talking about the frig, right?


Maybe!!!!!
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Perhaps your defrost coil is not working. There is (should be) a timer that will cycle it. On older fridges it was just a set time, like once every 12 hrs. On newer "high efficiency" ones, it will either have a humidity sensor or will count door openings to see if it needs to run. If it doesn't work then you just got a combination of kids opening it too much (letting it freeze up) and the cycle not working to eventually take care of it.
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Ok, plugging back in. If I don't post in a few hours I electrocuted myself from all the ice melting inside her, and I have no clue where it all went. LOL
Refrigerators don't have a drain line, so there is a pan that catches the water from the melted ice under the freezer. It relies on evaporation to empty.
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