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Our refrigerator is a GE Profile side by side..PSC23MGTBB..purchased in 2006 new.
The fridge is in our vacation home in the mountains outside Asheville, NC.
We come for long weekends often..maybe 2-3 times a month and spend all holidays here.
We keep the HVAC on "vacation" mode while we are gone and the HVAC adjusts to the temp in the house..turning on the AC or the heat as needed.  The vacation mode does work to a lower heat and higher AC temp then when we are actually here.
When we arrive there is a "snow" buildup in the area of the ice maker. This buildup often blocks the chute and is on the underside of the ice drawer as well.
Is there something we can do to prevent this build up of snow?
Thank you for your time!

Most likely the ice door flapper is leaking air and causing the snow effect.  Using a hair dryer and then from the inside of the freezer door, dry up all the frost so there is no moisture there or the surrounding areas.  Check the next morning and see if frost built up.  If so, do it one more time and then stuff a rag on the inside of the freezer door down the chute.  Check the next morning and see if there is frost.  If not, let me know and I will instruct further.

Waiting to hear from you,
Eric and Ann Campion

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