Why Is My Refrigerator Frosting Up / Back Wall Wet / Rear Wall Frosty

Last updated 28/10/2020 12:59


  • Why Is My Fridge Frosting Up?

Applies to

  • Freestanding Fridge / Fridge Freezer
  • Built-in Fridge  / Fridge Freezer


1. The wet wall is part of normal functioning. The degree of air humidity and the amount and temperature of fresh food can influence the degree of condensation inside the fridge. During the cooling process, the humidity/moisture starts to condense on the back wall as this is one of the coldest places in the fridge. These droplets can be frozen, and ice can build up on the back wall.

2. If you observe ice formation in your fridge please check the followings:

  • The door being open too long or opened too often. Ice is formed because moist air is drawn into the appliance
  • Door not closed properly after use. Check the condition of the gasket on the door. If you find it is damaged, deformed or broken, call for a service visit.
  • Hot food or too many fresh food being placed in the fridge before cooling.