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Humming and frosting in freezer

Fridge makes a low humming noise and has frost accumulating on the back freezer wall.

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Your defrost has stopped. Either the defrost heater, bi-metal or the control board has failed.

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Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm

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Sorrry to be slow in responding. I have been very busy this week and have not been on line very much.
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