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My Roper fridge mdl# RT14BKXK00, 2-door freezer at the top is not cooling as it should. It has an accumulation of ice that builds up on the coils and I have to defrost it often. I has features for an ice maker but has never be set up. The top works well bu the botton section barely cooks. What is my problem?

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