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Freezer not cold, the meat is melted

I have a new model side by side Refrigerator/Freezer. Yesterday the ice maker stopped making ice, I noticed a frost/ice build up on the back wall of the freezer and the refrigerator is not very cold. Can anyone help??

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  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    I have a friend that feed water to the ice maker putting a bottle on the top and then by gravity de water goes to the ice maker it is correct this type of instalation, sorry by my inglish.

  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    the freezer is not freezing and the refrigerator is starting to get warm.

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Sounds like you have a defrost problem. Pull the back panel off inside of the freezer and make sure the fan is running (evaporator fan motor). If it is, check the defrost heater and defrost thermostat for continuity. If one is bad, you have found your problem. If both are good, replace the defrost timer, adaptive defrost board, or main control board (I'm not sure which you have since I don't have your model number). Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

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