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Mother in law moved into apartment 3 years +(renting) but the problem with her fridge... has happened 2x. The freezer part works... but then the fridge part is slowly getting warm. But in the freezer.. there is a slushy ice buildup. The first time... the fridge acted up..it lasted for 2 weeks, Then we had a blackout for a day and when the electric came back.. it restarted the fridge and brought it back to normal. Now its starting again. Can anyone help me???

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This is common, your machine needs a new defrost klixon. or it is (the klixon) loose from it's mount. Turning off the mach. gets a good defrost and
all is good for a time.

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