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The freezer and refrigerator stops working. just before it stops, it starts to make a humming noise. I pulled the back cover and cleaned the coils, they were not very dirty. If you unplug it or turn it off for 3 or 4 hours, it starts and works fine for 4 to 5 day's, then starts same thing again. My repair man told me to buy a new one, but it's only 2.5 years old. model# glrs64zewd s# la50220180 thanks William Chancey

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I think your heater it's the one needs replacing, when the heater does not work, you can unplug the frige for some hours and the ice will melt from the condenser in side the freezer, remove all the racks and remove the back panel the freezer the heater is at the bottom of the condenser. it's about $50.00 for it. you can replace it, it's easy enough.

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