Holes from freezer to refrigerator ice up.

I have a 7 year old Admiral refrigerator. It is a side by side. There are two holes from the freezer that let cold air into the refrigerator. They are located at the top and bottom. The holes ice up preventing the cold air getting into the refrigerator. I have cleared the holes of the ice and the refirgerator works fine but after a day or two the holes ice up again. The drain hole at the bottom is not clogged. Any suggestions?
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j snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Jon) wrote in message

Hi,
The top hole lets freezer temp air into the fresh food section while the lower hole behind the crispers lets the warm air back into the freezer to be recooled in the return air hole....
http://www.applianceaid.com/images/airflow-SxS.JPG
....slow fan, controls set wrong ( esp air damper control ), freezer too cold, warm air entering somewhere ( doors? ) are some possible trouble makers.
jeff.
Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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This is Turtle.
Jeff detailed pretty good here and i would not have much to add but I have seen this happen one time when the bottom hole to let the air back to the freezer was cut off and / or the air was blocked to flow down through the refigerator area and air was not returning to the freezer area. Check the air flow path from top to bottom and see the bottom door is open and clear of anything that is blocking it.
TURTLE
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Jon wrote:

unplug the refrigerator and let the ice melt and use a hair dryer on it to get the area really ice free, then remove the moisture from there and see if that helps... anytime i ever had ice coming back so quick is when in a hurry and i dont do the job right.... probably other ice in there still melting dripping water on to the area that you just cleaned...
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Clear "ice" or white snow-like "forst"?
It is affecting *both* vent holes?
Dan O. - Appliance411.com http://ng.Appliance411.com/?ref411 ­miral+refrigerator
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Does the fan run? Possible reason for freeze up.
Jon wrote:

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Jon,
You're getting air infiltration from somewhere. Warm, moist air that finds its way into the cabinet will condense and freeze at these points.
Check for air leaks - through door gaskets, where suction line and icemaker tube & wiring enters the back, etc. This isn't always as easy to locate as you might think, but certainly sounds familiar.
Hope that's of some help.
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Dave Harnish
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