Make sure the fan is working. It circulates the cold air to the
refrigerator section. The one in my new Maytag died after about 8
months. I ordered one off the web and put it in myself rather than
take the day off work to meet the repairman.
Clear ice usually takes much longer than the frost to slowly build up
and choke off the air flow from the freezer to the fresh food section.
Ice is more the defrost is working but the defrost water cannot run
away and freezes....maybe a clogged drain.
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It may be a computer problem. Just had a customer (in an unrelated field)
who went through this sort of thing. The freezer cools the refrigerator,
and if anything in that process goes wrong, well... So your freezer is
icing up and preventing the cooling of the fridge. There are diagnostic
tools that the service people have (similar to those used by auto
technicians) to troubleshoot the computer. Yes, it sounds ridiculous, but I
watched it happen. Call the place you bought it from and find out how to
get a service call. Anything you do yourself is likely to be a temporary
fix. For now, keep the ice in check.
Of course it does. The freezer isn't the problem. The problem has to do
with the regulation of the temperature of the fridge part of your
refrigerator. The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer. Somewhere,
something is not letting cold air properly get over to the refrigerator - be
it ice or a faulty electrical component. The computer is probably doing
something wrong, or some other part has malfunctioned and caused the
computer to get confused, or is otherwise keeping it from doing its job.
Have someone look at it.
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