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GE Refrigerator I have a GE side by side refrigerator. Though the thermostat controls to both freezer and fridge are set to normal, everything is freezing in the refrigerator. The latter is due to a lot of ice building on the thermostat controls. Each time I use the hair dryer to melt the ice, it builds back up again. Why is the ice forming and how do I resolve it?

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Check the seel on the freezer (if the door is a open)?

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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