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It might help to raise the temp a little but GE is known to have that problem. They make a special heater to install to prevent it. $250.00 Or a little cheaper solution is to tape insulation to the inside of the door at the area where it freezes. Or if you complain enough to GE they may replace to door since they know about the problem and have replaced some door for free.

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