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Frost in frostfree freezer

Why is there frost? Is there something I can do to fix the problem? If not, is it safe to use until I can get service?
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Make sure your rubber seal around the inside lip of the freezer is clean and sealing properly! this can be the first cause of frost !

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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