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Frost forms immediately in wine refrigerator 6BARMARWRP

This wine refrigerator was purchased by a previous owner in 1997. I cools nicely but frost forms quickly. It needs to be defrosted every 2 to 3 weeks even if door has not been opened. Is it suppose to be frost-free? Is there a part that needs to be replaced?

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I would check the unit for air leakage. A bad door gasket seal will do it.

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