Question about Kenmore 18.3 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator w/Through-the-Door Water Dispenser

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Freezer is full of snow/ice

Apparently it's not "frost free" any longer. had problem with refrigerator repeatedly trying to go "on" all the time, it fixed itself. now freezer is acting up.

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  • jwalsh0206 May 11, 2010

    Can you give me the make and model # ?

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Give it a full defrost like an old fashioned freezer. Take the inside back panel out and look for ice buildup in the cooling fins. Check for any openings where the pipes come in, through the back. There should be NO HOLES.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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