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Check the condenser behind the toe grill on the bottom front and clean behind it. If dust is built up on these heat transfer areas it will cause the refrigerator freezer to defrost. After cleaning with a vacuum cleaner using the crevasse tool to get into the narrow areas you may want to blow any additional dust out. Also from the back, remove the fiber panel on the lower back of the refrigerator and check to make sure the fan that circulates the air is operational when the compressor is running. Make sure this fiber panel is replaced after you are done as it is critical to normal operation for proper air circulation.

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