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Wont defrost. turned the little dial on the defrost timer and it clicked off for 35 min. came back on but heaqvy frost was still there. Have been doinit by hand every 8-9 days. unload and leave off fro 6-8 hrs

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Thanks for providing your model number! If other people would do the same they could get help to solve their refrigerator or other appliance problem. Try turning the timer dial clockwise slowly with a flat head screw driver. The location of the timer in your model refrigerator is located inside the control panel inside the fresh food section. Click HERE to see part location number 6 That is the defrost timer=> 482493 Defrost Timer Sometimes there is a round hole on the outside of the control panel where you can place the screw driver and sometimes that hose is covered by a plastic plug. Anyway try turning the timer slow clockwise until fans and compressor stop. Leave the refrigerator off for up to 35 minutes and if it does not restart on it's own then simply turn the timer again slowly until it does restart. If the refrigerator defrost while you have forced defrost this way and timer will not restart refrigerator again on it's own then replacing the timer will be the correct part to replace. If turning the timer does not help in getting defrost we will need to remove items in the freezer to a safe location so you can see what is happening behind the rear wall of the freezer. Item location 33 in the photo HERE is the 2323197 Defrost Heater Assembly Testing the defrost heater can be explained in the video above. Part location number 35 is the=> 2321799 Defrost Thermostat You can test this part but I always change if I need to remover the rear panel of the freezer. I just think it is a good idea. I am here should you have questions, Thanks Sea Breeze

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This problem could occur due to various reason.First you have to resolve for the cause of the issue.
First Check the back wall or floor of the freezer section for frost.The Freezer(evaporator) fan is running?.This fan problem is very hard to detect.
The DC motor for the fanwears out the RPM's are effected.It gives the illusion that it is running fine,but it doen't have enough force to supply air circulation for both the freezer
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That is why when you turn the fridge off for a day, the frost melts and drains out the back of your fridge and so the fridge works ok for a few days until the frost build up again.

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