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Compressor on, coil frozen, no inside fan, ice melting.

POWE IS ON,INSIDE FAN NOT ON, COMPRESSORAPPEARS TO BE ON, ICE COVERED COIL FOOD THOUGHING, ICE MELTING.

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This is a defrost problem (heater,timer,limit switch)

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The Ice Maker and the Freezer/Fridge part of the unit work separate, that's why you get the ice made but the freezer can't keep it frozen.

Most likely the condenser, located in the back of the freezer is all frozen and covered with ice pluggin up the air ducts to the fridge, preventing it from cooling.

One quick solution will be unplugging the refrigerator and allowing it to defrost on it’s own or remove the freezer's back panel and using a heat gun or hair dryer to melt the ice, this will take about 20 to 30 min..

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