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What causes Ice to accumulate on the back wall of the freezer? We had not properly closed the door of the freezer before leaving for an extended time. Now we are having problems.

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If you left the door open for long, ice will build up. You need to turn off the fridge and let it defrost. this will take a while because it is probably also iced up in the coils where you cant see. when defrosting you may end up with water on the floor under the unit because the small drip pan isnt designed for this situation. best to put your food in a cooler and leave it off with the doors open for several hours. depending on how much ice, it could take 2 to 8 hours to defrost.

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If you have the freezer in the garage. it hot out there and the warm air will condense ,when u open it all the time. or the seal is not sealing right when its closed.

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High humidity in the immediate area causing condensation to freeze at the door opening

A frozen defrost drain line not allowing water to drain off when the unit is in defrost

A bad door gasket causing an air leak

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Leaving the door open too long or something obstructing the door

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