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Does not freeze items / ice build up on the back wall

My freezer doesnt freeze up my grocery. I can't put any ice cream in it, when i do it goes bad the next day. There is ice build up on the back wall and someone told me to unplug it until it is completely gone; I tried and it only work for couple of months, then the problem occured again. Any solutions? Its only 3 years old and I bought it brand new from best buy.

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Your defrost heater is probably gone. Or you could have a bad thermister. This is not a job for the ordinary householder. Get a pro. This ice box has a computer board that relys on thermisters to report frost buildup and proper defrost proceedure.

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