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ICe build-up on coils and frezer does not freeze after a few weeks from thawing.

Ice developes on coils and freezer will not freeze. I have opened-uo the cover, thawed the coils and it wors fine for 2 weeks untill it does it again. I have researched what componant is bad but not sure which one to replace. Some say defrost thermostat and some say temperature device. Any suggestions?

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Check the defrost timer which may be behind the kick-plate, inside the control panel or an Adaptive Defrost Control (motherboard) on the back.

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