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?
j email@example.com (Jon) wrote in message
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....
....slow fan, controls set wrong ( esp air damper control ), freezer
too cold, warm air entering somewhere ( doors? ) are some possible
Appliance Repair Aid
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.
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...
You're getting air infiltration from somewhere. Warm, moist air
that finds its way into the cabinet will condense and freeze at these
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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