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I have a new side by side. The freezer door, side panel (2 inches with molding) has moisture buildup that is running down the door. What is causing this, and how do you fix it? I have had two technicians out, and neither have resolved the problem. It is one month old.

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Air Leak or insufficient insulation in the door. I am sure the technicians have checked for an air leak by now(usually from a door gasket not sealing correctly),so I suspect that your door wasn't fully insulated at the factory. They will have to replace the door to repair the problem. When they build the doors, they put it all together, and then shoot a liquid insulation into it that expands and fills all the empty spaces. Sometimes it leaves an empty space, which then causes moisture or ice build up on the door. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists.

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