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Side by side refrig. side not working;freezer freezing up

The evaperator coil is freezing up and then the refigerator side stops cooling. We have to take everything out of the freezer and defrost the coil. When we plug it back in then the refrigerator starts cooling again. Any ideas?

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    Eric Duda May 11, 2010

    The defrost circuit is not working. 3 possible components, timer, heater, termination thermostat, Will need troubleshot to find the culprit...Eric

  • andrea Jul 26, 2013

    refirgerator is fine, the freezer wuit overnight

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The unit is not defrosting. Either the defrost clock is defective or the defrost heater is not working. Defrost clock is normally located behind the bottom kick panel. Use a large standard screwdriver and turn the center screw clockwise very slowly until the compressor stops. Wait 20 to30 minutes the compressor should restart, if not the defrost clock is defective. Checking rhe heater you'll need a vom meter or amp meter.

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