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The evaporator coils keep freezing

We unplugged it for a day and the ice melted and the refrigerator got cold again. a week later the coils froze again not allowing the cold air to flow to the refrigerator

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SOURCE: Why do freezer coils ice up on my Stainless Steel Whirlpool refrigerator (model GB2SHDXTS)?

On your model your cntrl board has a relay that can stick causing the compressor to always run even when the unit is turned off or in defrost. turn the fridge off, move the temp of the freezer to it's warmest setting and it should display a line in the freezer and fridge temp display. listen to hear if the compressor is running in back of the unit. if it is you need part number: 12868513

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