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Old 2011-03-08, 08:30 PM
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Unhappy Problem with bottom no-frost freezer - ice forming

We have a Samsung fridge model# RF265ABRS with a no-frost bottom freezer. We've had it for 2 years now. Lately, we noticed that ice is building up. It looks like shaved ice.

We tried defrosting it manually (maybe an hour). We even used a hair fryer to dry the air vents inside the freezer. I do not think this is normal since we never had this icing problem before.

Should we defrost the fridge for maybe half a day? I wish we had a service manual to look at.

We appreciate any help. Thanks.
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Old 2011-03-08, 08:44 PM
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Had that in our new fridge. Found out that it was not closed properly, I think overnight, so the humid indoor air was getting into the freezer and caused the ice forming all over.

Hope your case is as simple as that.
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Old 2011-03-08, 11:36 PM
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We have a Samsung fridge model# RF265ABRS with a no-frost bottom freezer.
I wish we had a service manual to look at.
You can download the manual here. I hope it's just a simple problem - maybe you can google some troubleshooting??
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Old 2011-03-09, 08:37 AM
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fam member has this problem with the jennair version - the vent was blocked with things in the freezer
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Old 2011-03-09, 09:22 AM
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I agree - had the same problem few months ago - the vent was blocked. Keeping the vent area clear should resolve this issue.
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Old 2011-03-09, 10:31 AM
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fam member has this problem with the jennair version - the vent was blocked with things in the freezer
Actually, come to think about it, we had a similar problem with our last Kenmore fridge (multiple times)...
Good luck!
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Old 2011-03-09, 11:06 AM
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Thank you all for your help. We will do another manual defrost and follow everyone's suggestions. We'll make sure that the freezer drawer is closed properly. Hopefully this will fix the problem.
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