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Frige warm freezer working I removed excessive ice on coils behind freezer paney No cold air coming into the frige HMM??

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  • jjayvee Aug 03, 2009

    i did that. ice is gone . so far it is around 39 degrees.I cant seem to get it lower. Will see if ice builds up again. I understand it could be the defroster or the control board. How do i know which ?
    thanks for the help


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Is there airflow coming through the fridge? If not, then it may be a burnt out fan. All parts are purchasable from www.repairclinic.com where you could actually order all suspected parts and return the ones that don't fix the problem within 30 days. A good deal for the average person for sure, though again, first check for air flow. I would bet otherwise a thermostat problem. Let me know how this turns out.



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Check for ICE in Vent TO Fridge You May Need to Unplug for A Few Hours To Dislodge any ICE Blocking Vent / Vent's

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