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Bottom of freezer compartment is icing over. Build-up seems to be starting at the back, lower-right of the freezer. Guessing it is a thermostat issue, but do not know where to start. Thanks in advance for any assistance. Mike

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You have the drain vent that is pluging first next check the thermostate. there is a defrost timer that needs to be set before you replace anything.

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