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I have a TALL PHILLIPS FREEZER ABOUT 20 YRS OLD. IT ICES UP VERY QUICKLY. THERE IS A STAR ON THE RIGHT WITH AN ON OFF SWITCH WITH A RED LIGHT.. ON THE LEFT IS A SMALL ROUND BUTTON WHICH NEEDS A COIN TO LOWER IT FROM 2 (AT PRESENT) AND DOWN TO ONE. THIS HAS BEEN ON NO.TWO ALWAYS. IS IT FAULTY OR JUST ON TOO HIGH?

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There are two possible causes or types of frosting. One is where the surface of the items in the freezer have frost on them. It may be in one spot or evenly distributed. This is caused by excess room air getting into the freezer because of leaky door gasket which should seal snugly on a dollar bill inserted between the gasket. Frequent or prolonged door opening will also allow room air in. The higher moisture content in the air freezes on the surfaces of the food etc.

The other cause and type of frosting is automatic defrost failure.

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