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Hello, I have a bottom freezer refrigerater that keeps freezing up in the vent hole rendering the fridge less than ideal temperature for keeping food at a safe temperature. How cane I stop this freez up? And what is the cause of it? Thank you for your time. Attila..

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There MUST be room in your freezer for air to circulate. Check the arrangement of your frozen foods to be certain they are not blocking any vents. If your freezer is over-filled, you might want to discard some of the older packages to allow air flow.If this does not correct the situation, you'll probably need to have a service person take a look at it.

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