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Sounds like the defrost timer is not working, take the model no. to a parts dealer to find out a price and see if you can replace it. You can try to turn it before you do to see if it may just be iced over. Rb195acbp back panel icing over - 7_16_2013_10_39_09_pm.jpg

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