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Moisture forming on inside of freezer

The upright freezer is a little over 2 years old. We keep it full. Last night around 8:00 pm I removed two fairly large thermos blue freezes from the freezer. I' going to check on it at lunch-about 5 hours after noticing the problem. If moisture is still forming on the inside--any suggestions

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Is there anything that's preventing the door from fully closing( too fully)? the door gasket might be the culprit (problem).

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