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Refrigerator Jenn Air, freezer at bottom. ice keeps building up in freezer, then it doesn't get cold up top.

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  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    refrig supplier installed something on ea side of the freezer drawer and this has cured our frost problem

  • Donna118 Jun 16, 2008

    The freezer air vents keep frosting over and fridg is warm !! Only 3yrs old...help

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If the ice build up is only on the back panel of the freezer then you have a defrost problem. Most likely a defrost thermostat or control board/timer. If frost build up is around the walls of the freezer then warm air is getting into the freezer. Most likely cause of this would be gaps in or torn door gasket or door alignment. In some cases the door was left cracked open. If gasket and door alignment is ok remove the frost and see if it comes back.

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