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We have a Chest type Freezer, Model is GLFC1526FW. A lot of ice build up near the top of the freezer. And the freezer lid is cold to the touch. And the bottom part of the freezer, no ice build-up. Is, this normal operation for this type of freezer.

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Yeah , the coil patern of most chest freezers run the evaperaton loop around the top of the freezer down about 6 to 8 inches to start the frost patern, knowing that cold air falls it then works down and cools the rest of the freezer and its contents hope this fixed your problem

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