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Kenmore Side by Side defrost Issue

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I have a problem with my defrost cycle. The fridge stops cooling first. After ~ 3 days, the freezer stops too. I have ice frost build up in rear inside wall. I powered down and defrosted manually for three days. Then it started working perfectly - but only for 2 weeks! Please help provide some guidance. I have read that it might be timer, thermostat and/or heater. Thoughts? Should I just purchase and replace all three? What is the part # and estimated cost?

Kenmore model 55471 - I promise that is the model # but I cant find the information online.


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Well tia i need the model number so i can guide more to wich part is failing but if you want repl the timer and defrost thersmotat you can repl all parts under 200 dollars versus 1500 for a new refrigerator is worth fixing it

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