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Ice covers the coils in the freezer and then the freezer and refrigerator quit working. A refrig repairman came out and told us to take the cover off of the coils and pour hot water on them to get rid of the ice. We are now having to do that every month, and still the ice covers the outside of the cover. This can not be right.

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Turn the temperature inside the fridge and freezer up and it will keep the coils from freezing. the same thing happens in an a/c

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