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Slow buildup of ice in freezer

I had a lot of 'snow' accumulating in the freezer. A technician came and said maybe the airflow was blocked and the first thing to do which would probably solve the problem would be to defrost. I defrosted for 24 hours, then reconnected.

After five hours all looked fine, but I could hear an intermittent hissing noise (like when you put a hot pan in cold water) when I opened the freezer. Now, a day later, I can see a very thin layer of ice building up mainly on the rails for the bins, which makes it difficult to open. There is more buildup on the right side than the left. This ice can only be cleaned with a warm sponge. I tried with a cloth and it just stuck to it.

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Re: Slow buildup of ice in freezer

The hissing is normal. It was in defrost.
The frost may be caused by a bad seal around freezer door. Check to be sure seal is hitting properly all around door. Also be sure door is getting closed properly.

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