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There is frost at the exit to the ice bin. The flapper door also has frost and will not close completly. What do I need to solve this problem?

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  • melsteverson Jul 13, 2009

    Are you saying that by removing the frost, the problem is solved and will not return?

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Depending on the age and make and model of this refrigerator/freezer, defrosting and removing the ice might solve the problem. If it builds up very quickly (within a week or two), then I would check to see if the auto defrost system (if equipped) is working or whether you have a bad door seal.


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Hi there,

Well, turn off your refrigerator for 5 hours, it helps you to solve this problem.

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Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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