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Freezer frost I have a 5 year old freezer that I do not believe is a frost free model. It is frosting up pretty good inside, we ar having to manually defrost is twice a year? the door seal does not look bad or have any cracks that I can find. Any suggestions?

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Re: Freezer frost

I had the same problem with mine (same model number). The top shelf started having a pretty serious ice build up and the lower shelves were not as cold as they had been. We defrosted by pulling out a button that did a defrost cycle, but after that it never got as cold again (hovers around 20 F) amd the hiss is not as pronounced when the door closes.

Has anyone figured out what this might be?

And can someone explain the quick freeze?

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Re: Freezer frost

An upright freezer that is not frost free will have the coils in the shelves (shelves are non-removeable) and that is where the frost will buildup.  If your model is like this then it will have to be defrosted periodically.  If your not sure then give me the entire model # from the sticker inside the freezer and I will look it up for you.

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