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Totally Dead This unit looked great and worked fine foor a few months and just quit working.

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If the light is on and nothing else works, suspect these two issues:

The refrigerator thermostat has failed in the open position.
The defrost timer has failed in the defrost position.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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