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Self defrosting not defrosting not cold in bottom of frig has top freezer

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check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. Inmost newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board.If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicksand everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replacethe timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn thetimer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

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