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? asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 2 months ago

Question about fridge/freezers?

If the freezer part of your fridge/freezer was icing over and beginning to defrost might it cause the fridge to reduce in temperature and defrost as well?

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  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Couple misnomers here. If your freezer is frozen over you do not have a frost free unit. And if the Freezer is icing up badly, it Could 'pop the seal' between the freezer and the door, causing the air to seep down into the fridge. IN that case, turn off the unit and defrost the freezer. 

    If a frost free unit, there is a problem, call a fridge repairman. 

  • y
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    In older systems there was only one evap, so when the defrost cycle kicked on. Everything defrosted, not just the freezer.  In some newer system, there are two evaps, one for the fridge and one for the freezer, they also have separate defrost circuits. Or rather, some of them do while others do not. So one could be defrosting while the other was still chilling.

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