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Top & middle shelves COVERED with frost/ice, not middle

We have a Whirlpool upright freezer. I'm defrosting at this moment and the middle shelf was practically frost free. The top & bottom are COVERED with frost, ice. Any advice to help prevent that?

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That is normal. The refrigerant runs through those shelves. They are the evaporator side of the unit.That is where the freezing effect comes from.
Check door seals for leaking air.
Keep door openings to a minimum.
Get in there and get out.
Those things will help prolong frost/ice buildup.

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