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The deforst timer didn't work and got ice

I have a whirlpool refrigetor and the deforst timer did not work. When the ice build up, it runs all the time

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Does the timer move? If you can, try rotating the timer to the defrost postion when the frigorator turns off and see if the defrost emement starts to heat up. If it doesn't then you could have a bad thermostate. easy to replace.

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Their are a few things that couldbe causing your refrig.troubles.

1) their is ice build up in the return air vents that is not allowing air to flow correctly
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Freezer is cold but fridge is there a timer to defroze timer can it be faulty.need your help from ram.

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Hai this is arun from oman.. i want to know how to

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