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Frost Inside My Refrigerator

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Hi. We were give a GE Monogram side by side refrigerator by some friends, model # ZFSB27DAGSS.  We have frost inside our refrigerator by the vent where the temperature controls are (eggs that are near that area have frozen), as well as frost in a circular shape on the indside of our vegetable drawers on the side.

 

We have tried adjusting the temperature control.  Any suggestions?

 

Thanks so much.

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When frost or ice is observed anywhere in a refrigerator the first thing to check for is warm air intrusion.  Make sure door gaskets are not damaged and are sealing properly to the cabinet.  Check ice door at dispenser for seal.  Even if it looks like it's closing shine a flashlight up into the funnel and look down into the chute from the inside.  Shouldn't see any light.  Check the condenser coil and fan motor for proper air flow.  Any frost or ice beads in the freezer?  How about other items freezing in the refrigerator compartment, particularly down in the crisper drawers?

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The seals around the door seem fine.  Yes, light is coming through the ice dispenser; that was another issue - are the 2 related, with the frost in the fridge, and the ice dispenser in the freezer?

 

Not sure about the condenser coil and fan motor - how do I check those?

 

No frost beads in the freezer.  And yes, a couple of things have frozen in the crisper drawer.

 

Thanks again.

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Both are related.  There is a solenoid that is responsible for opening the ice door when the lever is pressed.  That solenoid, which is located behind the dispenser assembly, may have corroded and is not allowing the ice door to close properly.  This will allow warm air to enter the freezer and cause condensation for form at the air passages to the refrigerator section which eventually turns to frost.  You see the frost at the air control in the crisper drawer.  That frost will also form at the freezer control which is also the damper where cold air is circulated from the freezer to the refrigerator section.  The damper could be stuck allowing too much cold air to enter.  By fixing the ice door and defrosting the freezer control damper the frost should go away and temperatures should return to normal.  The condenser is accessed from the bottom rear or possibly by removing the grille from the front.  The condenser fan has to be able to circulate air through the condenser and keep the compressor from overheating.  As long as the condenser is kept clean the fan and compressor will work fine.

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 That solenoid, which is located behind the dispenser assembly, may have corroded and is not allowing the ice door to close properly.  

 

 

Common problem in these dispensers:  http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Dispenser-Solenoid/WR62X107/305701?modelNumber=ZFSB27DAGSS

 

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Part number: AP2071983

Part number: AP2071983

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Thanks so much for y'all's help.  I'll pass this info on to my husband. 

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