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Freezer and box gets cold, than thaws every thing. replaced board and bi medal. Still not working right. whirlpool modelgs6shaxlb03 can you help thanks William

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Did you check the defrost timer mechanism? If that stays on for more than necessary that will cause the problem you are having.

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guff21, you have a problem with defrost cycle.
3 things, defrost heater, bi metal, and timer. either one of the three goes bad, same problem appears.

check the defrost heater by resistance. it should have a resistance
check the timer if it is turning and tunning and transfering from cooling mode to heating mode and vice versa.
you can only check the bi-metal if its all frozen up. the bi-metal is close at freezing temperature and opens at thaw themperature.

i hope i was able to solve your problem.

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