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Defrost does not work properly, continues to freeze up element in lower freezer compartment, shutting down cooling in upper refrigeration unit. We continue (bout every two weeks) to take wall unit off and using hairdryer to melt the ice build up. How do we fix defrost system?

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Is the fan working
nex time you defrost in spect the terminator
it looks like a lil button on the coil should have an orange and brown wire,,,, could be stapped with metal clip... if its poped open thats your issue replace and you should be fine;
im including the part number,,, you can order form sears AP4079076
it a defrost thermostat

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I noticed ice build up towards the bottom right corner of the back panel (in freezer)....i diconnected power...took the back panel off .....fan had frost on it....coil was iced up.... then on the back of the refrigerator i accessed the control board....plugged the power back on ...i jumped the line to the heater...heater didnt work....then checked resistance through the heater (checked ok)....

it came down to me replacing the defrost thermostat which is in series with the heater....defrost now works fine ...which is every 60hrs for 45 minutes on mine.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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