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I have a whirlpool fridge that is more than 20 years old. It

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Good morning I have a whirlpool fridge that is more than 20 years old. It has always been self defrosting but has now started to ice up. i can defrost it and the next day it is iced up again. Has it had its day? model number AMV575K/GWP
JA: How long have you had your AMV575K?
Customer: More than 20 years!
JA: What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing really only cleaning it well and making sure the drain hole is clea. Sadly we do not have the manual.
JA: Anything else you want the Electronics Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no


Ice in a frost-free fridge/freezer is usually caused by a faulty door seal.

If a refrigerator or freezer has a bad door seal, the outside air will pass into it and cause the ice build up problem you are experiencing, as water moisture in the air is frozen when it enters the appliance.

Another possibility is that the drain is clogged up.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
how can i clean the drain? I guess if the door seal is poor there is no option other than get a new fridge?

The drain can be cleared by rodding it with a long thin object such as a knitting needle. You can then pour some water down it to make sure it drips out at the back.

If the door seal is poor then it would be time to replace the fridge.

Is there anything else I can help you with today?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No, thank you for your help

No worries, have a good weekend! :)


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