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BB20 model. My freezer has ice building up in it. Do I need to have the freezer door resealed......or what?

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Defrost system failure.

Defrost timer, heater, therma disk, any one could be bad.

You could manually defrost and this would get the Ref back to working for a couple of days before it iced up again. Remember there is a lot of ice build up on the cooling coils in the freezer that you can't see so, a little extra time with a hair dryer is needed to do a complete manual defrost.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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This sounds like your ice may be melting and freezing around the chute. You may need to replace that rubber gasket on the chute. Otherwise, if you use a lot of crushed ice, that will build up badly on the chute and you can manually clean that off. I hope this helps you!

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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If the fan is operational then you need to check out the defrost circuit (defrost heater, defrost thermostant, defrost timer) and make sure that is operating. If you take off the back panel (interior) of the freezer, and see a lot of ice build up then you will need to defrost the unit (a hair dryer will speed up the process) and then troubleshoot the defrost circuit and order the parts you will need to fix it. Once defrosted, the unit should work for a several days to a couple of weeks before the ice buildup affects the unit again, which will give you time to receive the parts you need.

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