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Forming ice in the freezer vent going to bottom

Ice is forming in the freezer and blocking the vents in freezer and vents going to bottom. Temp in freezer good, but the bottom is hot and everything ruined. Defrosted with hair dryer and worked fine for a day or so then same thing. Was told it was the defrost timer. But have not had anybody look at it. Is that the problem?

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It could also be your defrost heater. Look in side your fridge at the adjustment knob. It is in a box attached to the ceiling of your fridge. Look under this and you should see a plastic screw. Turn this screw until the motor cuts off. Leave it off for about 30 minutes. If motor turns back on then the defrost timer is working. The defrost heater is in the back panel of the freezer. The defrost heater looks like a long tube that runs under the freezer coils and half way up both sides. If after turning the screw on the defrost timer and the fridge doesn't turn back on then it is the defrost timer. The time is inside the box the adjustment knob is on.

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