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Fridge not cooling very good, freezer side frosting up, and ice tray not dumping properly then spills water all over.

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Your best bet is to defrost the whole unit so the ice melts from the paths that go from the freezer to the refrigerator side. While you are doing this check the seal on the Door Dispenser. When you have frosting problems in these type of units it is usually the seal on the flap that opens to dispense ice through the door. It allows heat in and moisture and that in turn freezes up the inside of the unit and builds up over time and causes your other problems. Also check the door seals to make sure the sealing area is clean and dry and making a good seal between the door and the sealing areas. The Lower part of the door and the sides near the hinges are the most common problem areas. Placing Armor hammer boxes in the fridge and freezer will help a little with the moisture although that is not what they are marketed for.

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