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Is freezer fan working?remove freezer back wall put frig. in defrost,watch freezer to see if the heater is melting the ice,if not wait 20 minutes till freezer out out of defrost and fan comes on,if it does you have a bad heater and bimetal switch (the little silver round thing clipped on coils,let me know-mike

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