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Kenmore C978-66792-1 fridge: defrost ices and stops fan

I can melt the ice around the fan and the fridge works again for about a month. From another site I got the following advice which I will follow but: there is a plug with wires (heavy Orange and White) which are not hooked up and I don't see any place where they can connect into. Are these my problem or just wires for an ice maker model???? I have found the location of the theromstat and timer.

The most common fridge ''not cooling'' problem is a frost free failure... Once you locate the defrost timer, slowly turn the screw like wheel in the middle of the defrost timer with a straight screwdriver until the fridge shuts off. You are now in defrost. If the defrost heater(s) comes on now, replace the defrost timer and defrost thermostat.

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It should just be your ice maker wires and wouldn't be the issue with this fridge

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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    Hello, what was the final fix? I have the same issue where the water from the pan freezes up on the discharge chute and freezes the fan. I put hot water on the discharge chute and sponge it out. One the ice is gone the water flows freely out the back. Comes back in a month.

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