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The back wall in the frizer cover with "snow".What is the problem?I open cover -ice and snow.I onplug fridge for mealt .What is next step?I I think defrosting is not workng.What to do?

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It is a defrost problem since the ice that freezes on the freezer coils<br /> is not being melted by the defrost system.<br /> There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.<br /> Its best handled by a Technician butyou could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store <br /> and asking for the parts. <br /> They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref<br /> The parts store will have info<br /> Also check evaporator fan in freezer<br /> <br /> If this was helpful please rate me.<br />IMUFO2<br />Leo Ponder Appliance-Tyler,Texas<br /><a rel='nofollow' href="mailto:imufo2@sbcglobal.net">imufo2@sbcglobal.net</a>

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Here is my step by step instructions to follow.

1. Look inside your refrigerator and locate the temperature control switch. This is usually situated around the middle of the refrigerator's back panel. Some switches have a wheel mechanism, whereas others use digital displays.
2. Turn the temperature control wheel down to zero or switch to "Off" if you have a digital display.
3. Move your refrigerator away from the wall. Refrigerators are extremely heavy, so enlist the help of another person, if possible.
4. Unplug the refrigerator cord from the wall outlet. Leave unplugged for around two or three minutes.
5. Attach the power supply back to the wall outlet and position the refrigerator back against the wall. Your refrigerator temperature is now reset. Switch the temperature control back to "On" and adjust the temperature to the level required.
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