Ice Build Up In Freezer


I have a Frigidaire model FRS23KR4A side by side refrigerator with ice maker. I get ice build up behind the inside panels on the freezer side. There is a fan behind this panel and when the ice builds up it becomes very loud. I take the ice maker and the panels off and remove the ice and it is ok for a couple of weeks. Can anyone give me an idea of what is causing this problem?
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air leaking in from outside the box?
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Dick wrote:

The defrost cycle is probably not be working.
http://www.appliance411.com/faq/howdefrostworks.shtml
http://www.american-appliance.com/service_pages/general_tips/defrostrefdiag.htm
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Thanks very much. Followed triuble shooting chart you attached and found timer bad!! Thanks again!! Rich256 wrote:

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Dick wrote:

Don't know about that particular model but undoubtly you have heater defrost strips somewhere and there is a open circuit in one which isn't let it defrost - OR ALSO- you have a timer switch located probably in the compressor area. It could be shot and not turning the heaters on when it goes into the defrost cycle. Both are replacable items. So run a test to see which isn't working. Jack
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imho:
When ever I get some type of locallized frost build up, I suspect an air leak. Is there something preventing the door from closing fully?
I typcially clean the seals and check them for tightness.
hth,
tom @ www.WorkAtHomePlans.com
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