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FROST BUILDUP My model number is 106.56876600 I have frost build up in the freezer. How do I fix the problem? LD

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Take the back wall off and thaw unit with either hair dryer, heat gun(very carefully), or boiling water in pan and shut door. You will then have to determine if the def. thermostat, def. control or heater is bad.

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For now I want you to look at the rear wall of the freezer and see if a layer of frost is building up. Also be aware of any temperature changes taking place on either side of your refrigerator that may indicate a defrost failure. The frost buildup around the vent may be temporary and caused by a door that was not shut properly. I would ask that you check your door seals carefully to insure the doors seal when closed. Small leaks around the door seals will draw warm moist air from inside the home and cause frost buildup like what you are seeing and also cause your refrigerator to run all the time. For now try removing the frost buildup with a hair drier. I will be here if you have questions, Thanks Sea Breeze

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Remove back wall from inside freezer and melt all frost with a hair blower. The most likely cause of the frost build up is a burnt out defost heater, second most likely cause is the defrost control. Can't give you part numbers because you don't list a model number or even a brand. Melting the frost and not fixing the underlying problem will get your refrig working for a week or so until the frost builds up again.

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