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Frost in freezer compartment

Amana bottom freezer.  frost build up blocking recirculation vents in back of freezing compartment. the freezer compartment is 0 degs the refrigerator compartment is too warm. the refridgerant fins were cloged with dust which i cleaned.

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Re: frost in freezer compartment

It is possible to get this build up in the return vents.  Check seals for any possiblilty of warm air getting into the fridge.  Warm air getting in will cause this.  For now use a hair dryer or some hot water to clear the vents.  Let me know what you find.  Would appreciate a solved rating for expert advice.

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