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Brown "stuff" collects around the back and side of the freezer. It is like a thick dust and I can vacuum it up but it continues to reappear after time. What causes this and is this a freezer problem? Thanks.

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Sounds like dust from the air it shouldnt damnage freezor but make shure to clean the condensor every few months to make the freezor last longer its in the back behind the back cover

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