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FRIGIDAIRE FFU21C4CWO FREEZER Frigidaire manual defrost freezer 7 years old. All of the sudden I had ice forming inside top of door in freezer. Had it looked at by tech and he said seal looked fine and couldn't figure out why it was doing this, he did some adjusting of the seal which didn't work. He checked plug drain seal in bottom and that was fine. Now outside door is sweating and very cold to touch. Do I need to replace freezer?

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No need to replace freezer only replace bi o metal thermostat

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