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Why does the defrost light come on after a couple of minutes and it doesn't appear to defrost even though the fan is working?

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Can do the obvious and unplug for a couple of hours and test again. Components in the fridge will have run excessively so something may just have overheated. If that doesn't work you will need some more info, are there lights on? Do you have alarms, beeping? Can you hear any noises, fans running, compressor etc. I have had a couple of cases where after leaving the door open the fridge defrost timer has gotten stuck on defrost. Though I don't know if you have electronic control or mechanical.

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This could be a couple of things, but you should check for evaporator icing, even though you said the freezer is working and the defrost control appears to be ok. If the evaporator is iced up, no air willl flow into the fridge section even if the fan is running.

You can also check the damper control board. I am sending you a link that shows a complete breakdown of your appliance. I do not work for this company nor am I affiliated with them in any way. They also have a troubleshooting section and contact information. See:
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under the dash on the passenger side next to the blower motor there is a resistor attatched to the blower motor case it will have a single plug with 5 or 6 wires in it, they are normally within a couple of inches of the blower motor, remove this resistor and look at closely for any signs of burning this is a common problem, you can buy one at any parts house, do not operate the motor with the resistor removed from its mounting hole or you will damage it.

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You have one of the following problems which is indicated by the frost buildup. Your defrost timer has failed, or defrost heater circuit consisting of a defrost heater and defrost thermostat. Start at the defrost timer. May be located in the fridge compartment near the temperature controls. There may be a recess through which you can turn the dial SLOWLY clockwise until you hear one click. the freezer will be in defrost. Wait 18-22 minutes and the freezer should defrost and restart into cooling. If it does not restart after 30 minutes turn the screw clockwise again one more click and it should restart.
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