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The bottom drawer freezer frosts up over a few days.

The freezer frosts starting from the inside top rear. I though the kids were leaving the drawer open by my brother's freezer does the same thing. (Same model)

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Re: The bottom drawer freezer frosts up over a few days.

There's warm moist air entering the unit from the back somewhere. Pull the unit away from the wall and check behind there. Look closely at where the Ice Maker fill tube enters through the back. If you find the air leak, use "perma-gum" (google it) to seal it.... not silicone.

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tnx 4 using fixya,


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