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I have a side by side GE unit. The bottom of the freezer compartment keeps the food frozen but the upper half of the freezer will not freeze. There is a motor or a fan running on the freezer side and frost building up on the back wall of the freezer from the bottom to half way up. Any thoughts?

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  • paulcarother Mar 06, 2011

    it is self defrosting

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    could it be from not enough food in freezer

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Try to defrost the freezer and see if the air valve opens and closes properly if all of that works then there is a problem with the fan that moves the cold air into the refirgerator

Posted on Mar 06, 2011

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    Ryan Nguyen Mar 06, 2011

    Even so out fridge did that and it is self defrosting also try that and let me know the result

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