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Defrost unit Twice this week I've had to manually remove frost from the freezer coils. I'm pretty sure the defrost unit is the problem. How can I access and replace it? Is it a job for the lonely Maytag repair man?

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I had the same problem. GE Fridge. I removed thr ice maker and saw a blue piece of tape. (The kind they ship products with) I pulled it off and a piece of plastic it was attached to just fell out. It was covering the fan vent. So all of the cold air was being trapped onto the coils and icing them up. It actually worked for 2 years this way until the motherboard craped out. If you see any blue shipping tape, rip it off! lol

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Re: Defrost unit

If you have had to do it twice in one week, I would be more inclined to believe that you have a door seal problem. Check your door seals to make sure the door is sealing well.

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