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I have a model GSS20DBMD side by side model,It has frost on the back of the freezer and the temp is not cold enough to freeze water in that section, also, the refrigerator side is not cold enough . the temp setting is on 7 for the freezer and the refrigerator side. I tried unplugging to reset the electronic board and the doors are sealing good , Can you offer any more suggestions?

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You must replace the defrost heater and defrost thermostat inside the freezer. Remove the shelves and bins,then remove the rear panel of the freezer to access the parts.

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