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Refrigerator twice in the past month the bottom freezer has just quit for a few hours and then start back up again causing a mess and wasted food.

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The freezer not running for several hours should not allow food to thaw. One thought is that the heater on the evaporator coils is not working.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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