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Fridge side not cooling due to frosted coils.

I have a Samsung RS2577SL side by side fridge. A couple of weeks ago the fridge side stopped cooling. The freezer side works fine. I took apart the inside of the fridge and the coils were frozen into a solid block. This was obviously restricting the air flow from the fan. I thawed out the coils and started it up and it worked fine, until today. I took it apart again and the coils are frosted up again so much so that the air will not circulate through the vents. What do I need to do to keep the coils from frosting up so bad? I don't want to have to do this once a week. Thanks.

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There's a problem with the defrost system (timer ,heaters or defrost terminator).If you have a tester , check the heaters for continuity, if either one is open ,replace it. Also when the coil is all freezed up and the compressor stops for a while even if you set the thermostat to the colder settings ,check if is power to the heaters, if not , the defrost terminator is bad , but if the unit runs continuisly , the problem is with the defrost timer.

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