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Ice Build up and leakage of water

Hi there, thanks for your advise on how to hopefully rectify my problem. The problem I have now is how do I get the panel at the back inside the freezer off. It appears to need an allen key, but the holes are a star shape. Sorry to be a pest but I am on my own and so need idiot proof instructions!!

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What is the model number? Also, you can buy a set of "star" screw drivers at your local hardware store "autozone" for under 10 bucks. And, intructions for fixing your problem can be seen at:

http://www.houstongofarappliancerepair.com/Refrigerator.html


Goodluck, Brian

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