Why Does My Fridge Make Ice? And my tip to fix it.

Does your fridge make ice at the bottom?

It’s annoying…

Because at best, frost can also form on food.

At worst, the fridge freezes the food inside!

So, how to solve this problem?

Hugo, the appliance repairman, explained to me why my Whirlpool fridge makes ice on the back wall.

But above all he told me how to avoid ice formation in the fridge.

The good news…

It is that the problem does not necessarily come from a serious breakdown of the fridge.

And the solution can therefore be simple and economical.

Here are 11 reasons why the refrigerator makes ice.

1. Check the fridge door seal

First check point, the fridge door seal.

The fridge door seal is the rubber band that wraps around the door.

This is an important element, because thanks to it, the fridge is hermetic.

If the seal is damaged, then it no longer fulfills its function.

Air can enter the refrigerator.

And it can create ice.

The solution ?

You have to change the gasket to make it watertight.

2. The fridge temperature is too low

Have you checked the fridge thermostat? It may just be wrong…

Wondering what is the ideal temperature for a fridge?

She is from 4°C.

This is the temperature that allows you to keep your food in the best conditions.

But it also allows you to save electricity.

If the thermostat is well adjusted, but you have the feeling that the temperature of the fridge is too cold?

So maybe the thermostat is broken.

The solution ?

Check the temperature with a fridge freezer thermometer.

And adapt it accordingly and don’t forget to change the thermostat!

3. Food is misplaced

The formation of frost may be due to a simple problem!

If the vegetables are not stored in the vegetable drawer, it can create a lot of humidity.

The drops form on the walls and create frost.

The solution ?

Tidying up your refrigerator is therefore important to prevent the formation of frost.

Remember to put the vegetables in the vegetable drawer.

Also cover leftover food with reusable wrap.

4. The fridge light stays on

Another cause of frost is the lamp.

This is very practical for seeing the food in the fridge when you open the door.

But check that it does not stay on once the door is closed.

Otherwise, it becomes a heat source.

As a result, the compressor is running at full speed and this may or may not form frost at the bottom of the new fridge.

The solution ?

It must be repaired so that it goes out when the door is closed.

Often it’s just the little switch that makes the contact that’s stuck.

5. The refrigerator hole is clogged

This is one of the very frequent causes… This small hole is located on the back wall of the fridge freezer.

It allows the water present in the fridge to drain away.

If it is clogged, the presence of water creates humidity and frost can then form.

The solution ?

It’s easy ! Just unclog the drain hole.

The water will drain away easily and there will be less humidity and therefore frost.

6. The door closes badly

It’s kind of the same problem as with the gasket.

If the door closes badly, heat enters the refrigerator.

The temperature difference creates condensation and therefore frost.

But if the door closes badly, it may be that it is veiled.

The solution ?

Check that the refrigerator door closes properly.

Otherwise, it must be repaired or even replaced.

But most often, the problem comes just from the fact that the door of the refrigerator is not properly closed…

Or that we open it too often.

If you have kids, you know what I’m talking about!

7. The fridge is overfilled

If you load your fridge to the brim, it will turn to block to make cold to preserve your food well.

As a result, this leads to too much cold production.

This creates humidity and therefore frost on the upper or lower part of the fridge.

The solution ?

Just avoid overfilling the fridge all at once.

8. The fridge is in the wrong place

It’s the kind of thing we’re not going to think about.

But refrigerators should not be placed just anywhere in the kitchen.

They should not be positioned next to a radiator, oven or other appliance that produces heat.

Because every time we open the door, we’re going to get hot air.

And now you have understood it, it affects the temperature and promotes the formation of frost.

Be careful not to stick it to the wall, too.

The solution ?

It’s necessary leave 5 cm between the wall and the refrigerator to allow air to circulate.

And do not install your appliance near the oven!

9. The fan does not work well

THE fan stirs the air in the fridge freezer.

Thanks to its action, the air is better distributed.

If it is broken, the air circulates less well.

This creates humidity, a source of frost or even ice.

The solution ?

The fan might just be blocked. Spin it by hand to unlock it.

If it still doesn’t work, consider replacing it.

10. The defrost heater is faulty

As its name suggests, the defrost resistor defrosts when ice forms in the refrigerator.

If its operation is faulty, the defrost does not work.

So frost continues to form on the bottom wall.

The solution ?

Call a repairman to repair it, because it is a central part of your device.

In addition, the troubleshooter can check that other parts are not defective, such as probes, thermal safety or thermal fuses.

11. The compressor has failed

THE compressor is the centerpiece of your refrigerator.

It is thanks to him that the cold circulates in the fridge.

It allows the circulation of the fluid which ensures the correct temperature in the refrigerator.

The solution ?

We’re not going to lie…

If the compressor is broken, we are in trouble!

You have to call a repairman, hoping that he can do the repair.

Otherwise you have to change the model of fridge freezer.

There you go, you now know the main causes that explain that your refrigerator is freezing inside.

And these causes are valid for all brands of refrigerators: Samsung, Beko, Electrolux, Liebherr, Thomson, Far…

Be aware, however, that the formation of a little frost in a ventilated or no frost refrigerator is normal.

And that shouldn’t worry you.

Your turn…

Do you know of any other reasons why the fridge can make ice inside? Share them with us in the comments to find out if it worked for you. We can’t wait to read you!

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