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Used as beer fridge but contents freezing

My beer is freezing was ok previously but not now.... top shelf and door items totally frozen....wasting good beer....turned thermo to lowest setting but will not defrost?

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Re: Used as beer fridge but contents freezing

The defrost timer in the unit is probably bad take a look at it there should be a timer with a slot in it around the thermostat that you can turn with a common screwdriver the timer should click and go into defrost mode and the unit should shut off, if the unit shuts off and it still doesn't defrost you either have a thermal cut-out that is bad in the freezer next to the heater element or the heater element itself is bad. Let us know :-)

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