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Freezer compartment accumulating snowy ice

About a year ago ice starting forming in the freezer compartment, always in the same location next to the ice cube bin. When I open the door to the fridge, the ice scrapes and falls to the floor. I had a repairment out to fix the problem, and he told me that I needed to dump the ice cubes out every couple of weeks and that should take care of the problem. It did not. I do live in Texas and it's very humid here. Can anyone suggest what might be causing the problem?

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Sounds like an air leak. the ref. is sucking air in and condensing and freezing on that spot. check the gaskets really good.

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