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Freezer is too cold and icing over into the refrigerator - also makes a noise when the door is open and then shut. Refrig is not staying cold at all. HELP

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It sounds like your automatic defrost cycle on your refrigerator is not working.
Try manually defrosting the fridge.
If this works then you will need to get the auto defrost repaired.

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