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Reasons why you have Frost buildup in your fridge

Written by on March 18, 2022

Now I’m pretty that at one point we have opened up our fridge only to find built-up frost right?

Accumulated frozen moisture on the interior walls and shelves of your appliance is commonly known as freezer frost. It occurs when “moisture comes into contact with the evaporator coils inside your freezer and then freezes.

Moisture collects on evaporator coils in a few ways. Leaving the freezer door open too long is probably the most common. A worn or damaged gasket (the door seal) will allow warm air in and cold air to escape, contributing to freezer frost. So you should always avoid leaving the freezer door open longer than necessary. Hot food placed in the freezer can also produce humidity, which causes frost buildup. Other sources include malfunctioning defrost timers, heaters, and thermostats.

Like how everything has a negative or downside. having freezer frost has its negatives as well.

Firstly it reduces freezer storage space and it also has leaves a foul odour. To remove freezer frost, unplug your appliance and wait for the frost to melt. Then wipe up all the moisture, let everything dry, and plug the appliance back in. Don’t scrape off the ice with a knife or any other sharp object. That can damage the appliance and the object you’re using.

Here are a few prevention tips to avoid frost buildup:

  • Don’t open your freezer door longer than necessary
  • Regularly check the gasket for damage
  • Double-check to be sure the freezer door closes completely
  • Only place cooled food in the freezer
  • Do not place the freezer near warm appliances like a furnace, dryer, or water heater
  • Leave room between the back of the freezer and the wall
  • Be sure the freezer is set to an appropriate temperature

Easy as 123 all you have to do is follow the above to avoid freezer frost simple huh?



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