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Ice forms in back of frig - fan runs - temp goes up, frig does not cool. Now temp light is flashing "88"

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The evaporator is probably frozen up so it cannot get the air to go threw it. Either the defrost termination thermostat or the defrost heater element is defective. Without a proper model number, it could also be the defrost timer. Best of to call a certified repair company such as Sears.

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First off try taking a vacuum cleaner and cleaning off your coils of any dust, dirt or hair that is blocking good air flow to make sure your refrigerant is as cool as possible before it hits the compressor.

If you have frost on your evaporator coils that means the coils probably are covered in an ice layer which stops the coils from absorbing heat from your refrigerator because believe it or not, 32 F ice is not near as cold as evaporator tubes with refrigerant running thru them at about -20F or lower.
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After everything is really clean, turn refrigerator completely off for the night to make sure any ice formed on the coils is melted away. Any ice on the coils will screw up the thermostats and then the refrigerator will turn on the compressor to run even when it shouldn't

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