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I've checked door seal for leaks, etc; made sure vents in freezer section aren't blocked. Freezer section still gets ice stalactites very quickly. Its possible the defrost cycle isn't working. How do I check that? If the drain tube is blocked, how can I clear it?

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You can clear the drain tube by gently reaming with a wire hanger.
Blockage won't cause it to freeze up so quickly though. Check the thermostat setting? Otherwise it is very likely that the thermostat is not deactivating when it should. This would require replacement of the thermostat.

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