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I defrosted the freezer and now there is a light blinking on the front panel. what do I need to do to get it running again

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I replaced the covers over the coil that is inside the freezer and once the i plugged the sensor back in every thing worked.

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Probably change filter and cancel light . instructions for your model . holding 2 buttons on control for 3 sec should stop light. finding the correct ons is the trick .. there may be info on or in the ref . a tec sheet is sometimes behind the grill at the toe . whirl / maytag / ect . some models of maytag are samsungs . if some of these don't work get back with me . we'll look a little harder

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When opening the freezer door, look at the rear panel. If you see the beginning of a frost build up on the panel, the defrost system has failed.

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