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Only had bottom freezer refrigerator couple of months, last night looked like it snowed in side freezer, all frosted up

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Good day,
If it is under 1 year old, then it is under warranty. Sounds as if the defrost system failed, but you will need to call your selling dealer for a warranty service call. It should cost you nothing.

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