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My Refrigerator & Freezer Froze Up. Is That Normal?
1. Can low refrigerant levels cause my refrigerator to freeze-up? R-134 is designed to operate with suction pressures of 5.0 PSIG. If your appliance equipment uses R-134, freezing will start to occur when the pressure drops below 3.0 PSIG. Your refrigerator requires the right amount of internal airflow to function properly. If your evaporator coil freezes, your refrigerator will not cool properly.
2. How Do I Know If My Refrigerator Is frozen? Freezing happens in the freezer section of your refrigerator. You will need to remove all the food from your freezer and check if the rear of your freezer has frost on its back walls. It is not wise to remove the ice with tools. The tools can puncture your refrigerator and cause a refrigerant leak.
3. Can A bad evap motor cause your refrigerator to freeze up? Yes, your evaporator motor is responsible for circulating the cold air throughout your refrigerator system. The motor removes the hot air that enters your refrigerator every time you open the door in your major appliance. Without the necessary ventilation in your refrigerator, your appliance will freeze up.