Defrost a Refrigerator easily with this simple Letsfixit guide. When your refrigerator slowly begins to not keep your food chilled, the first assumption you may make is that the appliance may be breaking down. Before you go out spending hundreds of dollars on a new refrigerator or appliance repairs, check and see if the back of the refrigerator needs to be defrosted. Ice formation on the back of the refrigerator could cause it to overheat and not cool down properly. Whether you have an old refrigerator or a new one, following some simple steps will help you save money on repairs and a new refrigerator.
5 Never get into the back of the refrigerator unless the unit is unplugged, failing to do so could cause electric shock.
Pull the refrigerator out a few feet to expose the back side. If the coils are covered, remove the face plate with a screw driver to expose the ice covered coils. Set the face plate and screws aside.
Use a hairdryer to dry up any ice particles or wetness that has formed on the refrigerator.