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Hotpoint sidebyside--freezer back panel has ice on it.

Freezer stop freezing, until i take panel off, then i use a blow dryer to melt the ice. then i put panel back on. Freezer starts to freeze again.

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  • Bruce Volkers
    Bruce Volkers May 11, 2010

    Does this have solid state control, or just the good "ol knob thermostat?

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith May 11, 2010

    Bad defrost heater probably . Need model number to help though .

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It could be the defrost timer the defrost heater or the defrost termostat You can check the heaters for continuity or when the freezer is all cover with ice turn the timer (located in the cold control box inside the refrigerator ) untill the compresor stops and if the heaters start glowing the timer is bad.

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There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician butyou could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info Also check evaporator fan in freezer If this was helpful please rate me
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