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SOURCE: Frost buildup on ice/water dispenser

Your problem is definatly caused by air entering freezer either from the ice shute flap or door not sealing correctly, try putting a bright torch in frezzer and closing door look for light escaping around edge of door, if you can see the light then change door seal, the fault cannot be anything else. Regards Advisor

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In my case, this happens when the drawer does not seal properly. If I am aware of this, I don not have the snow build up. My problem is why the drawer doesn't always close properly, and it is inconsistent. There is no adjustment. Anyway, if the drawer seal is the slightest bit open, snow-like frost will build up in freezer. Mine is a GE pds20mcrbb

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