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Freezer is over freezing/ice-ing up behind the board {where all the wires/fans/stuff is} thus not keeping fridge or freezer as cold as it should be.

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You fridge has a broken defrost controller or a broken heating element.

Go to Roper online to find your parts and then see if you can buy them either at applianceparts.com or ebay. These are good cheap ways to get your stuff sent directly to you!

Then, unplug the fridge, thaw it out. And while its unpowered and thawing replace the two parts. Refer to your units parts diagram for parts locations. The controller should just be hiding down underneath or in back and the defroster heating element is usually under the freezer.

Good luck and be careful!

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