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American style FF. Freezer ok, fridge not cold. According to service, frozen solid behind panel in freezer. Defrost not working?

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Often you can unplug it overnight and it'll melt out, correcting the problem for some time.  The electric element might be burned out, although I'd suspect the defrost timer.  It's usually located behind the unit, near the bottom.  Often all you will see is a 3/4" hole in the back plate with a flat screwdriver slot.  Turn it (only turns one direction) with a flat screwdriver, and all will work fine for some time (usually).  If not, standard procedure is to replace the defrost timer assembly, as the clock motor has likely gummed up.  Maybe available at http://www.repairclinic.com, or a local appliance repair shop.  They're often generic, as in not specialty oem specific.

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