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Fridge dead & won't re-start, but inside light is still on!

Our fridge died and won't restart even if you leave it off for a while and switch it back on again. There is no evidence of life at all except that the inside light is still on. Please help!

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I believe you refrigerator may be stuck in the defrost cycle. Open the fresh food door and look were the controls are located and there should be a small hole about the size of a pencil eraser. Put a screwdriver inside and turn the timer clockwise slowly until the refrigerator comes on. If this works replace the defrost timer, or let me know so I can help you later. In photo #12 is the defrost timer. The part number for your timer is 67001036 You can visit my site and enter the model or part number into the model and part number search feature. Please rate me or let me know if this was helpful. . Click on the link be below to enter part or model number. If you have questions let me know.

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Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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    The problem could be as simple as the thermostat is defective. Sea Breeze



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