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Water Dispenser Freezing Up

My water dispenser keeps freezing up. It's happened about 8 times. I leave the freezer door open for 2 hours and it starts to work again. I keep the freezer turned down as low as possible. Please help. My wife is mad.

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    GSH25SGPC Side by side. Water line keeps freezing up. Heard about a WR49X10173 water dispenser heater. Its only 2 years old and this is a design flaw. What are my options. MARK

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I would suggest that you turn the fridge temp up so that you are not cooling the fridge too much. However I suspect that you have a problem with your freezer section and the airflow is going in at the bottom of the fridge and not feeding in from the top. If you are competent I would suggest removing the back panel (lower internal) on the freezer section and checking that the evaporator coil (finned aluminium) is clear of ice. If you see an ice formation then you probably have a defrost heater out. If you defrost the unit then it will temporarily sort out the problem but I would suggest getting a fridge guy if your wife is getting mad already.
Hope this is of some if limited help.

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