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Freezer side builds up ice on back wall ,then both sides stop air flow

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Hmm excessive moisture entering the unit - this can happen with excessive door openings or bad seal gaskets - make sure the seal is tight and not worn out. You are talking about frosting on the freezer outer wall right not behind the back panel ?

Try removing the back panel and look for icing/overfrost on the evap coils too - that could signal a defrost problem inw hich case you would need to inspect and change the control board or defrost timer components.

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