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Freezer of refigerator (coils keeps freezing over)

My refrigertor and freezer stops getting cold so I have taken the back panel of my freezer side of my refrigerator off twice in about 3 weeks now and both times it has been froze over. After thawing with a hairdyer, the refrigerator and freezer both start getting cold again, but I'm afraid something needs replaced because I'm sure this should not be happening. Can you help?

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  • Liz Touchet Jul 15, 2008

    I Have A Admiral Side-by-side AS22n8D I Pull Back Panel Off In freezer And Coils Are Frozen ,,So My Refrigerator Is Not Getting Cold Cause Of Coils Being Frozen, I Unplug It And Defrost It And Then It Works Fine For A Few Day,,Any Ideas Or Any Solution To Problem,,Really Could Use The Help,,Thanks

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The defrost system (timer, heater or defrost limit switch) is defective.

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I had the same problem, i took mine outside and spayed degreeser on the coils and power washed it off. the coils get built up with dust. make sure you dont have it pluged in when power washing it. lol. good luck

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