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Sorry to hear about your problem.

Sounds like you have a defrost issue. Hence your unit is not defrosting. All of this apply's if your freezer side has ice/frost on it. And you said you had frost on the back wall, you may notice the refrigerator getting warmer.

Here is a list of some things that can go wrong.
1. Defective heat coil
2. Defective defrost timer
3. Defective defrost sensor
4. Defective Fan


You should call a service company to resolve your issue.

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