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Freezer will not auto defrost , coils icebound

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The problem is in the defrost timer , heaters or the defrost terminator ,most of the cases is in the timer you can turn it until the compresor off and if the coil is frozen the heaters will came on if this happend the timer is bad but if the freezer coil is frozen and after you turn the timer to the point that the compresor goes off and the heaters won't kick on it means that the heaters are bad or the defrost terminator fail .YOU can check the heaters for continuity and replace the one thats open or you can buy the deefrost kit which came with the heaters and the deefrost terminator.

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