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Top is frozen lower shelves food is dethawing

Top shelf is frozen and has ice on it, lower shelves the food is dethawing. I have unloaded and unplugged, Checked underneath but don't see ?? anything

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One of two things is going on here, either the door is not closing properly (or some one left it open), check the seal all the way around especially at the bottom.

Or most likely you have a refrigerant (freon) leak that has left the charge low enough that you are unable to get it to cool throughout. A leak on this type of unit is usually in the evaporator in the corner where a weld was made. The evaporator is about $189.00, with refrigerant a new drier and supplies I bet it would run about $450.00 to repair.

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