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Icing up recently.everyday it ices up. the temp. in the basement is about 55 degrees. never had a problem for over a year untill now. it supposed to have an auto-defrost, but it doesnt seem to work.

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The air intake filter may be clogged. Cleaning it, may solve the problem, once the unit thaws out. In addition, low refrigerant gas can also cause the unit to ice up. While waiting for the unit to thaw completely, turn the Master On/Off Switch to OFF and unplug the unit. In addition to thawing this unplugged time, may give the unit a chance to reset itself.

Hope this helped you solve the problem.

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