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Fridge wont stay cold in the bottom.

I have a frost free fridge and it wont stay cold in the bottom. the top is freezing and ice is building up in the top. i was wondering what would be the problem.

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Your frost free is not defrosting properly. There should be no ice buildup in the freezer section. Frost in the freezer section stops air circulation to the refrigerator section.

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