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My frost-free refrigerator is accumulating frost in the freezer and the and things are melting. the fridge below is too warm. the vents that circulate cold air to the fridge are clooged with ice.

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You have a defrost problem. Unplug the refrigerator and put the food in something to keep it cold. If you feel comfortable, remove the cover on the rear inside the freezer and use a hair dryer to melt out all the ice. Do NOT try to chip out the ice or you will damage something. The problem could be the heater burned out, the terminator is faulty, or the defrost timer is bad. But once the ice is out, you can put it back together, the unit will work normally for a week or more before it ices up again. That will give you time to fix it, or call in a repairman.

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