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Everything in my freezer is thawing out. It won't stay cold.

We've been having problems for a while with frost build-up and icicle formation. I think the chute for the ice cubes to come out was not closing all the way.  I thought the heat coming in there was the cause of the problem. Since then we have been diligent about making sure that the chute is closed after each time we dispense ice.  Today the freezer started warming up.  The light is on.  The fan runs.  The door switch operates fine.  The seal appears good.  The fridge shared in the appliance functions fine.  What is the problem?

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Pull the fridge about 4 inches away from your wall, the coild may be impacted or the ventilation may be poor for the rear coils... Try this and notify me of any changes...Also try and clean coils with a soft brush or can of air..DO NOT USE WATER

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