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Frost build up, Frigidaire FRT18K63CW top

I'm having alot of frost in the top freezer, which I'm thinking makes the bottom not to get as cold I see NO red glow in the vent, which now have ice covering them., I'm thinking the defrost heater is not working. Can this heater be replaced, and is this something I can fix, by taking the panel off from inside the freezer also how much would this part cost

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The heater can be replaced $30-$40 appliance parts store. Make sure that's the part you need most places won't return electrical parts. Could be a defrost terminator also.

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