Frozen evaporator coils on a frozen refrigerator are one of the leading causes of frozen pipes, which is one of the leading causes of a frozen freezer. If the coils on the frozen refrigerator aren’t thawed properly, you will find that the ice in your freezer continues to melt even when the refrigerator’s thermostat is set for a cold temperature. This will cause the refrigerant gas in your fridge to leak and eventually cause damage to your refrigerant lines. This could ultimately lead to a fire in your house that can be dangerous to those living in your home.
You can check for frozen coils in your refrigerator by inspecting the refrigerant lines to see if there is any build up. This is easily done. All you have to do is take a look at the refrigerant gas meter on the refrigerator itself to see if there is any build up. If there is, you should immediately unplug the refrigerator from the wall and then use a wire loop to remove the refrigerant gas from the refrigerator. Then, clean the refrigerant line and reconnect it to the refrigerator.
Once the refrigerant gas is removed from the refrigerator, you should then replace the frozen coil with a new one and the refrigerant line. Make sure you double check that the refrigerant gas is completely removed before reattaching the coil. This should prevent a possible explosion that could potentially destroy your entire freezer.