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I have ice build up on the back of my fridge.what is the fix?

This appears to be a common problem with a rather expensive fridge it must be a one solution problem.Any suggestions?

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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 In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board.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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