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GE side by side #ESS25LGNA CC freezer warms every month or two

Our refigerator is 7 years old. The freezer works fine except for every month or two it warms up enough until everything inside is melted and then it restarts. The whole process could be measured in hours not days. The door seals are fine and appear not to be the problem. Is this a common problem with this model and can it be easily repaired? I'm not sure if this is related or not to the freezer problem but sometimes we find frozen food in the back of the fresh food side of the refrigerator.

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You have a common problem with your defrost heater or defrost thermostat. They, along with a timer regulate a cycle that periodically defrosts the ice buildup on your condensor. hence it is a frost free because it is done automatically .You will have to remove the back cover of your freezer compartment to access the problem.You should see a heater element or two and a thermostat (round thingy wired before the heater. The thermostat will have to be bypassed to perform the following test .after you bypass the therm, turn the defrost timer clockwise until you hear a loud click. you should be in defrost mode. if the heaters heat up the therm is bad. If the heaters are not on then you have a bad heater element.You can check them for continuity with a ohm meter to confirm. hope this helps

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