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Brand new upright the back wall of freezer has a

Brand new upright the back wall of freezer has a light frost and my icecubes are sticking together. We've very little food in the freezer. What should I do to attempt to correct?

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I have filled polythene bags with paper scunched up inside.to fill any empy drawers this will stop all the cold air escaping and being replaced with warm damp air.....works for me.....

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