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The entire backwall of the unit is solid ice. 2

The entire backwall of the unit is solid ice. 2 weeks ago i took the door off and the inside back oanel to see what how much it was iced. For some reason the defrost cycle is not functioning properly. Put the unit back together and worked great but starting to see more ice on the back wall and vents are getting iced up.

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OK first defrost the refrigerator. Unplug and remove the back panel covering the evaporator and lets look at the defrost element and defrost thermostat. If they are OK we may need to have a look at mother board mounted on back of fridg. Let me know when you are ready, Sea Breeze

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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    Bob Carithetrs Dec 17, 2013

    defrost element was broken

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