Ok, the frost was in the normal range, closer to excessive but still normal. I first noticed a problem with the freezer about a week ago. It's frost free, and it's never frosted up before. That is until about a week ago, everything had a light layer of frost on it. I knew something was wrong then. About a day or two later, I noticed my milk was not as cold and tasted funny, now I'm thinking "freakin great" right before the holidays.
The fridge is a 18cu.ft. LG. top freezer, dial controls. It's probably 5 to 7 years old. I bought this house in 2005 and the fridge was with it and it appeared new, owners manual, warranty sheet and all. A senior lady lived here and I don't think she ever used the fridge if it wasn't brand new.
Even now, there appears to be a very, very thin layer of frost in the freezer and the only thing I have in there now is ice trays.
Also, I took the lower back off and the condensor was running, the coils are underneath the fridge.