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I have a Maytag mfi2569veb2 model - I followed instructions to defrost and allow to drain but this issue keeps recurring within a few days- how to I make sure that it is fixed correctly after fully deicing with hair dryer?

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I changed the defrost thermostat and it solved the problem.

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