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The defrost cycle on my freezer seems to run too much/too often

The defrost cycle on my freezer seems to run too much. I cleaned the coils on the condenser, and the temperature gets down to -1 to -5, so I don't think the compressor/condenser/evaporator are having problems. The ice in the ice maker melts and refreezes in a solid mass. It seized up the motor in the ice dispenser too. It seems like the defrost cycle works, just too well. Is this a mother board problem, and is there a diagnostic that can be run on the defrost cycle?

Thanks - Doug

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check the flap door to see if it is slightly open letting warm air in

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check your ice dispenser door flap,is it coming all the way down?there is a solinard that opens and closes it,it might be going bad,if you can get in to it it might just need alittle lube,what make?let me know what you find-mike

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defrost timer saying off to long

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It is possible you have a defective fan motor in the condenser area or evaporator area. Sometimes when they become defective they will run for a while and just warm up and stop while the compressor continues to run. I learned that one on four costly returns to the home. The cost was to me not the customer. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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