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How to stop top freezer from ice ing up on (frost free) fridge HOT POINT

I recently had the problem of my freezer ice ing up on my " HOTPOINT" 18cu" fridge. i kept taking everything out and manualy de-frosting it. i got so frustrated doing this every 3-5 days so i did this : Behind the plastic cover at the back there is a coil. attached to this coil is a round silver part with wires attached to it. it is somekind of temperature sensor. this was the culprit.. here is wat i did to fix my problem.. : FIRST " UNPLUG FRIDGE" !! remove all contents, remove both BOTTOM AND TOP PLASTIC COVERS, if coil is all ice, thaw with hair dryer, if not iced up look for a SILVER , ROUND, sensor approxamately 3\4" high by 1" across. <----{ this sort of looks like a plastic bottle cap.. }CUT WIRES as close to this sensor as possible. REMOVE from coil tube.it will just pull off of coil. take care not to damage this coil or tube in the process.. with this sensor removed , just use yellow or orange wire nut and put these wires TOGETHER and attach wire nut and wrap electrical tape around wire nut and wire. put plastic covers back into place, put all contents back into freezer, plug fridge back in.. " D O N E ". its been 4months now and fridge and FREEZER work better then ever... this fix cost me $0.00 i can't get photo into here. sorry.. this process takes about 10 to 30 minutes to complete..

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