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Bottom mount freezer not getting cold enough

I have a kenmore bottom freezer 22 cu about 4 years old. The fridge work's fine however the ice starting thawing in the freezer, i took the temperature and was at -4. I know thats warm because my other fridge bottom freezer is at -19...there was ice build up all inside the freezer along the back wall. I unpluged the fridge and took the back panel off the next day and saw water over flowing in the pan and the coils blocked full of dust, so i cleaned it all with my vacuum cleaner well and put it back together. I going to plug in it and see totomorrow if it's working, any idea's if this could be the problem or maybe more?

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Re: Bottom mount freezer not getting cold enough

I got up this morning to find that everything was warm inside of my fridge and everything was thawing out inside the freezer. I have a beko frost free fridge freezer. I cleared everything out of the freezer to save what I could and someone else is now kindly storing my frozen food and had to throw just about all the food in the fridge part away. After 4 hours of emptying it, all of a sudden the freezer part started to work again,but not the fridge. Does the fridge work on the same thermostat to the freezer or a different one. Baffled!

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Re: Bottom mount freezer not getting cold enough

You have a failed component or components in your automatic defrost system. This is why you have excessive frost inside the freezer along the back wall. The timer could be stuck in run mode. The defrost thermostat (bi-metal) could be defective or the defrost heater could be open or shorted.

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