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At first we though the freezer or refrigerator door had been left open. Ice was melting and dripping in freezer, food was thawed out, but the temperature in the freezer still indicated it was zero +/- 2 degrees F. We set the door alarm to see if we could determine when it was being left open. We dumped the ice and initiated quick ice function. Good ice was made and temp in the freezer returned to normal for a few days, then the ice began to melt again. We pulled the refrigerator away from the wall and cleaned behind it. Didn't find anything unusual, but did some vacuuming and even vaccumed off the coil fins without damaging them in any way. Made quick ice again. Temperature in freezer was good for about another week, but then back to the same old problem. The digital display always indicates that the freezer temperature is between -2 and 1 degee F. I've never seen it out of this range, but something is causing the freezer to thaw out. Is there a thermocouple or thermostat that I could replace that may be causing the false reading on the digital display and influencing the automatic temperature control of the freezer?

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