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Frost in freezer

I have an Amana bottom freezer. The freezer door was left slightly open Now there is frost everywhere. Is this what is supposed to happen? If not, what could be wrong and how do I defrost the freezer

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Yes it is... The warm outside air has caused condensation inside the freezer then ther temp of the freezer has frozed it.Like when you set a can of coke out from the refrig it sweats and then the freezer frezzes it.........The best way to unthaw it is with a hair dryer hope this helps or you could unplug it for 12hours or so but in both cases have some towels ready to soak up the water hope this helps

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