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Refrigerator model BR18 has a defrost problem, have removed the back panel in the freezer and melted the ice, now what?

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Well there is a few things to check like defrost thermostat, timer or heating elements, give me a call and i can walk you through it for free..whirlpoolpartssurplus.com

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