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It stops blowing cold air into the refridge part. The freezer part ices over. I have to remove the inside panel & defrost it because the coils are iced over. Works wonderful for about 2 wks, then I have to do it again.

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You have a defrosting issue defrost timer, defrost heater, or defrost bimetal is bad one of these parts will be the issue

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Inside the freezer compartment is where the evaporator coil is located. It is behind a cover that allows air to enter the bottom and then forced out the top by a small fan. You should be able to feel the air flow coming out the top. If no air flow the evaporator coil may be frozen and needs to be defrosted. There is a heater at the bottom of the coils which aids in this and may need to be replaced. A couple of screws usually holds the cover in place. Remove the cover and place a small fan in the door to aid in melting the ice. Do not apply heat of any kind ie hot water, blow dryer etc because this can over pressurize the coils and damage the system. The heater may look like a small light bulb. It can be checked with an ohm meter for continuity to see if it needs to be replaced.

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If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

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You have ice on the temp control door that has blocked air flow. You will need to pull off the back inside panel of the freezer and de-ice it or have a tech do it and test the defrost controller. That is most likely the reason for the freeze up in the first place. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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you will see the coils, underneith the coils you will see an metal tray. it will probly have ice on it.
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next , open the fridge ,on the ceiling of the fridge.there will be a plastic cover (most models) remove the cover carefully. usually there are 2 passiges from the freezer to the fridge. that is where the cold air drops into the fridge. there will probally be ice in these passages, which has to be removed.(be careful with the stirofoam)

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plug back in the refridge.It will tak a day for it to get cold again.( hint get 2 bags of ice to help speed up the cooling down process)

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