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Heavy frost layer at top of freezer

Hi! I have a Woods V20WUA that keeps getting at least a 2 inch layer of frost at the top. Over time, the other shelves get frosted up too. I have cleaned it repeatedly and even left the freezer open and empty for several days so that it could dry completely. The freezer is a manual defrost. Is this a door gasket issue?

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Your freezer is low of freon.

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just to be sure that your door is sealing properly, put a flashlight into the freezer and turn off all of the lights in the room to see if there are any openings in the seal. Iam suggesting you this coz sometimes a small opening may pass our eyes easily....

if the door is sealing properly......
If this is the type of freezer where the shelves are the evaporator coils, the coolant goes through the shelves(tubing) and the formation of frost is normal and has to be manually defrosted.All the shelves should be as cold asd the top one. The fact that just one has any frost may indicate that it is low on freon. If this is the case you should notice that the freezer doesn't get cold enought just like you said... so check your freon levels.

This could also be because of the thermostat not sensing when the fridge reaches its set temperature and as a result of this the compressor will keep on running and build-up of ice will occur.

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