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Estate Fridge, replaced bi-metal..now what?

Ok let me give alittle recent history about this fridge, about a month ago it would constantly run and would never stop and within a week it would need to be defrosted because the freezer part would be completely iced over. I discovered the defrost thermostat (bi metal) was faulty and bubbled and replaced it. Almost immediately after replacing it I noticed that the fridge would constantly leak water from the freezer to the fridge part below...It would be cool in the fridge and the freezer would indeed stay cold, but it would continue to leak. In fact I turned the theromstat down to a hair above being completely shut off, which seemed to have no bearing on the temp whatsoever, it was still very cold. Today, the fridge completely stopped. The lights in the fridge of course work, but nothing else does, no sounds period. I popped off the backing in the freezer and to my surprise there was NO ice, no frost, just pure metal and a TON of water. Im guessing since I replaced the bi-metal defroster that it never did allow a frost, it just continued to heat up and drip in the fridge below. Now, Im not the kind of person who would ask an ignorant question and make someone do all the legwork, I researched what I could and Im GUESSING its one of 2 things, the thermostat or the overload. Both are not very cheap, being that Im a broke mo fo I cant afford to just blindly buy both parts...Im wondering if anyone has any input or any tests I could run to pinpoint the actual problem. If neither the overload or theromstat sound as the problem, ill happiliy be proved incorrect if it means fixing this darn thing.

ps. also the condenser seemed to be warm when it was plugged in. not sure if that means anything. It is unplugged now.

Please help, I would greatly appreciate it!

thank you in advance,

Les

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Good u explain your prob beautifully, but i am thinking about how to reply you like u.
ok, 1st thing u say that u turn the thermostate down to a "Hair" level and there is no effect on the cooling it means that during the leakage of water to the friedge, thermostate is effected to that water n goes for sleep (i u have to replace it). and at the other side your overload is OK.
change your thermostate and enjoy....
good luck
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