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The freezer freezes up

It freezes up behind the panel. My husband replaced the defrosting unit just 2 weeks ago. And it is still not working. The fridge is warm inside.

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  • jackiebakera Jan 15, 2009

    The fan is working.

    Where and what is the defrost timer?

  • Ken Bledsoe May 11, 2010

    Is the fan inside the freezer working?

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Replace the defrost timer if you haven't allready and make sure the drain line is cleared.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • Todd Born
    Todd Born Jan 15, 2009

    sometimes they are on the back of the refrigerator compartment by the thermostat, some are underneith the refrigerator and some are in the top of the refrigerator compartment.

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