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Ice build up in freezer and temp in fridge section not very cold

Model RF266ABPN 4 days old.
Excess frost in freezer and temp in fridge questionable...50 degrees for items in door 42 to 44 on shelfs. Additionally the door water (inside) is in the 50 degree range also.

Is this a simple obvious fix? It will be a week to get a new one or repair this.

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Just needs to be defrosted ice is blocking the vent for the bottom defrost it and should be good

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