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Side by side refrigerator cools intermittently.

Discovered condenser coils very dirty so vacuumed them off. Unit worked for a few hours and then shut off again. I suspect the defrost timer but I haven't been able to get the control panel off to check it out. I remove all the visible screws but something still seems to be holding it tightly in place. This is my aunt's refrigerator and I don't want to damage it. Seems like when I bump it, it kicks on again.

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  • kaysee27 May 19, 2009

    Found my own solution. Discovered ******* design engineer put a snap-on cover plate across entire control panel and even tucks it up under edge of fridge top making it more difficult to remove. Once removed, 2 more screws were revealed that allowed control panel to drop down for easy replacement of defrost timer which is located there. Problem solved. Thanks anyway.

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This sounds like the defrost timer, if is nearly impossible to know why from here why u are unable to remove the defrost timer and relay, are u sure it is where you are looking? it is usually at the bottom behind the grille plate. contact this company for advice on your particular unit's defrost timer location and replacement parts.
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