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Refrigerator coils keep freezing or icing up. Have to manually defrost coils with hair dryer and then it runs great for 2 or 3 days and then the problem comes back again

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  • 55chevydon Aug 05, 2010

    where is the defrost timer located

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Change the defrost timer.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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    Robert Moller Aug 08, 2010

    Make and model number will narrow it down.

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