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The coils are frozen solid in freezer behind back wall

The fridge is room temp and coils in freezer are frozen solid, took back panel off and noticed the ice from top to bottom, the freezer fan is running and think the comp is ok also, did some ac work for 2 yrs and frozen coils most of time meant leak in freon. What is your opinion? thankyou for your help
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Frozen coils not always means freon problem. low air flow across evaporator coils could cause freeze up. if door is opened and closed an abnormal amount could cause a freeze up or even something pushed up against the air intake in the refridgerator. i would thaw it out completely and restart it, theres a chance it was nothing major. good luck

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