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I have a Model 550 SubZero Refrigerator. I have ice build up on the lowere left rear interior wall just above the criper drawers. Can you advise on cause and fix?

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Check your door and door gasket. Make sure it has a tight seal. The ice is from air and moisture getting in on the left side.
I hope this helps. Please leave feedback.
Thank you.

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