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Upright freezer starting to defrost

Hi I have an older kenmore upright freezer that has started to defrost. this unit is not a frost free freezer and i have quite a bit of frost buid up on its shelves. Also when I close the door that vacuum type suction noise is there like it is normally. Any suggestions?
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Remove the back panel of the freezer and see if the evaporator is a block of ice (evaporator is something kind of like a radiator) if is a block of ice replace the defrost thermostat ( a little sensor whit tow wires)
and the defrost timer ( usually next to the refrigerator thermostat inside the fridge side)

you can find this parts at your local appliance part store or online here is a link good luck

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