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Side by side works for a week, then freezer coils freeze up

The unit works great for a week, then coils freeze up.

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Defrost system problem tell me more,is the fan in the freezer working,can you find the defrost timer and put it in defrost?this way you can remove the freezer back panel and see if the defrost heater comes on,let me know what you find-mike

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

  • MIKE major Oct 12, 2008

    thanks for getting back to me -mike

  • MIKE major Oct 13, 2008

    thanks for getting back to me-mike

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