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Excess frost I have an older model 45 in my 1990 boat that I have to defrost every week. Any idea what the problem might be? I was told the door gasket might be it but no one seems to know the part number or where to get it.

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Your model is a manual defrost, so the warmer the ambient and the more you open the door you will need to defrost it more often. All you can do is make sure the door is sealing and if yes then thats what it is.

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