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Why is My KitchenAid Refrigerator Frozen on the Back?

Your KitchenAid refrigerator has internal parts that are designed to keep it from allowing items in the back to freeze while items in the front are simply cold. However, there are a number of issues that can affect the ability of these to work. Learn many of the reasons this may be an issue and then contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 if you need professional assistance.

There Are Many Potential Causes of Frozen Refrigerators

There are numerous reasons that you may be dealing with frost and ice on the back of your refrigerator. It could be caused by:

  • Normal condensation
  • The door being left open
  • The door is opened too frequently
  • Blocked air vents

If one of these issues is the cause, then fixing that issue can quickly get rid of the problem altogether.

Some Condensation is Normal

If you notice small ice droplets on the walls and back panel of your freezer, this is normal and nothing to worry about. This is especially true when humidity is high. Opening the door frequently can also cause moisture to buildup, which can cause this minor condensation. The best way to avoid this is to make sure you are getting everything you need out of the fridge at once, keep your food well organized, and do not stand with the door open.

The Seal of Your Gaskets May Be Causing the Issue

If the gaskets on your refrigerator and/or freezer doors are not sealed properly, humidity will form. To see if this is an issue, check around the seals outside the doors and the freezer. Make sure there is nothing there that may be obstructing the seal.

The Doors May Have Been Left Open or Opened Too Frequently

When the door is open for a long time, frost can build. This is caused by excess humidity getting into the fridge and freezer. Make sure to always close the door all the way. Likewise, if the door is opened over and over again, it can cause issues.

The Vents Between the Freezer and Fridge May Be Blocked

There are air vents that go from the freezer to the refrigerator. If they are blocked, cool air can enter the fridge and not leave it through the vents. If you have objects blocking the vent, you will likely see issues with temperature regulation and moisture.

It Could Be a Malfunction

If none of the above issues are the cause then there could be any number of malfunctions within your KitchenAid refrigerator. It is now time to contact an appliance repair company that can help fix the issue.