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Freezer with ice buildup and refrigerator not staying cold

Hello, I have a GE Profile model number tcx18pacbrww (freezer on bottom) which is having some issues. The freezer gets ice buildup on the bottom that starts to melt a little and leak out the door onto the floor. Now the refrigerator is not staying as cold as it should. This same problem occurred last year and the repair person replaced the fan. This solved the issue for a while but the same thing appears to be happening again. Would it possibly help to remove all the food from the fridge and freezer, unplug it and let it completely defrost for a day before plugging it back in? Anything else we can try?

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If you unplug for a couple of days it will just happen again.
I sounds to me that either the defrost heater has burned out or the defrost timer has quit, locate the timer and see if you can advance it to defrost manually.
The defrost timer is quite easy to replace but the heater requires a lot more skill

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