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Why would ice form in the freezer compartment of the refridge and the bottom only cool just a little? it has a place to hook up a ice machine but haven't installed it yet. could this be a problem?

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Check Defrost cycle
Check for ice inside freezer panel on coils there should be no ice on coils only a little frost.

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