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Refrig is not staying cold and freezer is over freezing

It is a GE brand i have defrosted it with a blow dryer once but i think the defrost control is is that possible that is the problem.

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It could be the control, but these were famous for the lower heating element burning out so check everything in the defrost circuit before buying parts.
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