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Solid ice behind freezer panel door

Fridge stops cooling and there all of the coils behind the panel in the freezer are covered with ice. Defrosted but then it freezes up again a week later.

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Re: solid ice behind freezer panel door

Your refrigerator has something wrong in the def system. the most common problem is the def thermostat.

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