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Freezer has frost everywhere

I opened the freezer tonight after work and found the frost. It doesn't appear to be freezing though I'm not sure. Items seem to still be frozen though may not be in a few hours?
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Alicia

Sandy Springs/Dunwoody, GA

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FROST ON THE BACK WALL IN SIDE THE FREEZER IS A DEFROST PROBLEM. ON THIS UNIT THE BROWN OR ORANGE WIRE CONNECTOR MAY HAVE FROZE APART. TAKE PANAL OFF AND DEFROST WITH HAIR DRYER AND SEE. OR YOU MAY NEED THE JASS BOARD WHICH IS THE DISPLAY IN YOUR FRESH FOOD SECTION.

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