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Ice forming in the back panel of the subbzero refrigerator

I have ice forming on the inside back panel of my 501 subzero refrigerator. I have had 3 service people check it and have had 3 different diagnosis- compressor problem, freon leak and fan/motor not working. Has anyone had and fixed this problem

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