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Jennair JCD2389GEQ Sim montha ago had problem with keeping freezer cold enough. Had Defrost board replaced and problem disappeared. Then had Maytag recall done last month. Now having similar symptoms as last time. Freezer temp setting turned to maximum.....gets colder overnight but won't go below -10 degrees...and then warms up to + 20 degrees for most of day... I checked the coils for icing..but they are not iced up. Any suggestions???

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Turn it off for 24 hours it has an ice build up

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