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Pan-tastic

Frosty fridge

My fridge, which is 11 years old, is freestanding and which has been moved a couple of times in the last six months, has started to freeze up on the inside at the back. I have been a bit neglectful but as the air clearly wasnt circulating properly and things like milk were starting to go off regularly, I defrosted it last night and was chipping off great 2 inch think hunks of ice. I was a bit disconcerted to find that once I'd finished, cleaned up and turned it back on that the back started to frost up again almost immediately - any idea what might be causing it? Is it solvable or new fridge time?

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Welshcookie

Fridge

Has it got a drain, low down at the back? If so is it blocked?

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sam from worthing

frosty fridge


check your temperature setting also, it may have accidentally been knocked and moved to 5 or max, rather than 2-3.

it could also be working over time at the moment as we are experiencing quite hot weather.

but i suspect you may need another fridge, the frost free fridges are very good, but, they do hum and gurgle - like the frost free freezers - i don't mind this as our kitchen is a way from where we can hear it.

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maggie-

Frosty Fridge

Is it making any noises that you may not have not heard before? Our last fridge make some loud noises for 2 days and then packed up! No icing up. loss of temperature....no warning..nuffin.

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Pan-tastic

Frosty fridge

Thanks all

The milk was off again this morning so i had a quick peep and Welsh Cookie, there is indeed a drain so I will empty the whole thing tonight and have a look. I do hope it can be saved - it is a lovely cream Smeg that we mostly paid for using John Lewis vouchers we received when we got married so it both sentimental and beautiful!

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Welshcookie

Frosty fridge

I use a fine skewer to clear it. Push it in and wiggle about to make sure it is clear. The excess water runs down and drips harmlessly out if it is clear. Hope it works.

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chillie

To unplug the hold on the frosty fridge

I use a pipe cleaner. It is soft, bendy and absorbant so you can tell better what is happening. Sometimes the area behind the hole is a bit gungy and it helps to clear the gunk. Good luck. chillie

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Welshcookie

Frosty fridge

Total lack of pipe-cleaners in this kitchen, but good suggestion! Just ensure you don't try cleaning it out with anything that can get stuck in the hole, like cotton wool or kitchen paper.

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flower

Thank you ladies

Since reading this column I have dazzled my "know it all" husband and solved our fridge problem much to his amazement. Prodded and removed the gunge from the drain. hee hee

 
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