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Excessive frost build up inside the freezer

We have a PFS22ISBSS model that just started having excessive frost build up/condensation inside the freezer. Is this part of the nationwide recall like the other GE models: GSS, GSH, HSS, ESS, GST, HST. Need help. We have frost build-up on the right hand side, by the light and the top right drawer. It isn't ice, it is more like snow.

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Your problem is not a recall it is the fan and how many items you have in your freezer. Is it stuffed pretty full?

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