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Bottom of freezer has a crack in the plastic

The bottom of my side by side refrigerator has a crack in it where something must have fallen on it.  Will this affect the function of the freezer?  thank you

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Minor cracking will not cause any problems.  The manufacturer says this is only cosmetic damage.  I wouldn't worry about it.

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