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Need a defrost cycle i think

Fresh food section of refrigerator isn't running cold enough and the freezer section is covered in frost .

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Lots of frost may mean lots of moisture, check the door seals to make sure they are in good condition and sealing well. In high humidity climates interior frost is more of an issue too. If the seals are making good contact and not broken or split it could be a defrost timer or defrost thermostat malfunction. try to catch the fridge defrosting and ensure that the drain pan has water coming into it, a clogged drain will slowly but surely make a fridge ice up.

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