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Ice is building up on the back cooling panal in frost free referi

Ice is building up on the back cooling panal in my frost free referigerator. Also the cyclical sound which used to come from referigerator is not coming up.Please tell me how to fix it?

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If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

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