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Hoover Contour HE423UFL fridge freezer continually frosts over?

My Hoover Contour HE423UFL fridge freezer continually frosts over and needs manual defrost. I have cleaned out draining tube and replaced the timer to a 6 hour cycle but still no luck?

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I am on my fourth timer for this problem. Seems to fix the problem each time. You must remove the big chunk of ice covering the drain hole before you operate the fridge with the new timer. The contacts in the timer get burnt due to arcing inside the switch. The heating element seems to always work ok, but if the element is no good the fridge will not defrost.

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