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Hi, are you getting ice or frost build up.
The most common part that goes bad on these are the defrost heaters. THe defrost heater is below the evaporator coil and usually has a blue and pink wire to it. Test the heater for continuity. If it tests open, replace the heater. If it tests closed, check continuity on the bi-metal stat located on top the evaporator fast to the coil. The bi-metal stat has to be tested cold. Again, if it tests open, replace it.
If both of these test ok. you wil need to replace the defrost control.
Please let me know if this has helped you or if I can assist you further.

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Vic

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