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Ice is building up in the refrigerator vents

Ice is building up in the refrigerator vent on the side and some at the top. We were told to melt ice, reset the controls and even leave the door open a little while to stabilize control settings. This worked for about 2 weeks and ice built up again. The bottom vent is a chunk of ice.

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Check to see if it is level front to back and side to side if not level the ice maker can run over the back and down on coil, you can use a hair dryer to defrost it s quicker. if digital set refrigerator to 38 degrees. you may have problem with defrost control.

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HELLO AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION.WITH REGARDS TO THE ICE BUILD UP IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FREEZER THAT COULD BE CAUSED BY ONE OF THREE THINGS.YOU NEED TO CHECK THAT YOUR HEATER ELEMENT IS WORKING OK AS THIS WILL CAUSE THE ICE NOT TO DEFROST FAST ENOUGH BEFOR THE FRIDGE COMES BACK ON.SECONDLY THE FAN NEEDS TO BE CHECKED IF ITS WORKING OK THAT CAN ALSO CAUSE IT.LASTLY YOU DEFROST CLIQSANS NEED TO BE CHECKED TO SEE IF THEY ARE SENSING THE TEMP CORRECTLY.GOODLUCK.MOHAMED

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Refrigerator doesn't defrost

theres a defrost control on the unit that is probebly bad. its in the upper right of the refrigerator aand depending on the unit is either solid state or mechanical

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: The freezer is too cold and the fridge is not cold enough.

check your door gasket it is letting is moisture.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: side by side Maytag frig that is warm on top, not bottom

You can turn the thermostat off for now to let the ice thaw out, if a door was left open there might not be anything wrong, but if it freezes up again sounds like you might have a bad defrost heater or defrost limit. Hope this helps

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SOURCE: Moisture/Ice build-up in Refrigerator

ok first of all. the refrige is in the basement. do you know what the relative humidity in the basement is?

you can check this with a humidity gauge.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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