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I have a Kenmore 596.75232401 refrigerator does not cool

I have a Kenmore 596.75232401 Freezer on the bottom that the refrigerator does not cool. It started doing over a year ago and has gradually gotten worse. I think it is probably the defrost timer but for the life of me I can not locate it. I have opened every access door on this thing, I know the bimetal and the heating element are located in the freezer behind a panel there but where is the timer and how do I remove and replace it.
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You most likely have thought of this but I have to mention it. Check the coils under the fridge, make sure they are clean and free of dust. Now, for the timer. Look behind the kick plate. take the kick plate off and there should be a round hole about the size of a dime with 2 screws across from each other. To remove, remove the two screws and the timer will fall off. Then just unplug it. To replace. Plug new one in and install screws back into timer. If it does not run as soon as you plug the fridge back in, it's because the timer is in defrost. To advance timer out of defrost. Place flat screw driver into hole and turn clock wise (I think).
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