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Temp too warm on both sides of my refrigerator

I have a frigidaire side by side and it want get cold or make ice.There is frost on the back of the freezer part

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You have a defrost problem. There are three things that are involved with the defrost cycle. There is the defrost timer, which depending on your model is either mechanical (easy to test) or is an electrical board. These are usually placed in near the controls. Second is the heater. The last is the Defrost BiMetal. This is the most common thing to go. The Heater and BiMetal are located on the evaporator behind a panel in the freezer section. With a complete model number I can give you more detailed instructions on how to check each part.

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