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My fridge started getting a little frosty in the freezer and then some ice coming from the vent in the top left of the fridge. I just kindof adjusted the knobs and cleaned out the frost. But everything was reaaally frozen and i kept turning it down. The frost has gotten way worse and today there are puddles of ice in the bottom.
The fridge seems a little warmer despite turning that part up.
I keep breaking up the ice as I'm afraid of the door freezing as I read on here.
Help - my husband's out of town and his Dad and him wedged this fridge in there so tight I can't budge it to unplug it so I'm just going to turn it to off and do the suggested defrosting with the shop vac. I just went grocery shopping this weekend and am thankful that it's atleast cold out for my coolers of food!

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The pattern of frost buildup would indicate to me that the freezer door may not be fully closing due to a product on the door or shelve. Frost only on the back wall would indicate a defrost system problem. Frost like snow on product packages indicates air leaking into the freezer in some way.

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