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Hi. You listed this under microwaves but talk about a refrigerator. We can talk generic terms but really need your model number to assist you properly. In the mean time... unplug the unit remove the freezer contents and place a flan blowing into the freezer compartment for at least 2 hours. It will make a mess but necessary for troubleshooting so be ready with the rags and mop. After 2 hours reload the freezer and return the unit to service by plugging it in. If the problem seems to have ceased then your refrigerator has an automatic defrosting problem. Mind you the problem will resurface in as little as 2 to 3 days if there is an automatic defrosting problem. If you need more assistance PLEASE include your make and model number with any response.

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