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Ice forming on coils

My freezer hasn't been working as well as it should. It's only about 6 years old and when I removed the panel in the back of the freezer, it was as if there was ice all over the coils. I used a hairdryer to remove all of the ice and am now letting the freezer run, hoping that it will work. Is this something that a novice would be able to fix or do I need to get someone to look at it? Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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You defintaly have a defrost problem , bad heater( not likely), bad defrost timer/defrost board ( maybe). faulty defrost thermostat (most likley)... when you defrost coils thers a small thermostat clipped to upper portion of coil, usually an orange and pink wire leading to it. so long as your comfortable about wiring in a new one you can do it yourself. .UNPLUG UNIT clip out old thermostat bring to local part house and get a replacement. simply wire back in new thermo and your good, wires dont matter as to which goes where.(thats most likely cause of defrost problem)

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