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Freezer frost ice and frost are forming onside the freezer. especially around the icemaker

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You have an air leak permitting outside air to enter some where! Could be many parts around the ices maker!
it usually takes a good tech more than once to be sure whcih part is needed to be replaced. There is a door that permits the ice to drop. Could be one or more of many things!
You need hands on service!

Dryers exhaust from either of 4 directions! left side, right side, rear, or straight down through the floor!
Yes the outside exhaust vent may have a screen to keep small animals from going in!
If the screen is even half clogged with lint you will have the identical problem.
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Please give me a good rating for this most likely solution, Please!

Remember if any appliance is 10 years old or more, a new one will be much much more cost efficient and pay for it self in only a couple of years!

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