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I have a mabe fridge top freeze! Lately it has being freezing to a point of building scorch and plugging the vent conduicts to the bottom!

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Sounds like your defrost heater is not working, there is a timer that turns on a electric coil to defrost your coils, either the timer is out or the coil is bad. take the back cover off the freezer and check the defrost coil it is usually obvious if the defrost coil is bad if its not that it is probably the timer that controls it.

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