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Freezer is freezing up, then freezer and fridge warm up.

I removed the panel in back of the freezer and the coils are completely encased in ice. About two weeks ago had the same problem, I unplugged the unit and melted the ice. Fridge and freezer worked great for about two weeks. It seems like the defroster in not working. Coils underneath are clean. Ice maker works.

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Hi thanks for your question. you have a no defrost problem. the cheapest part to replace is the defrost termination switch. located in the freezer., its clamped to one of the coils by the fan motor replace this part. see what happens thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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    JAMES ASHWORTH Jan 24, 2012

    Will this same problem cause the water dispenser to not work? I have the same problem. The freezer coils and back panel froze so I thawed them out. It started freezing normally then about two weeks later back panel is froze again, water won't dispense and the fridge isn't cooling like it should. Please help.

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