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Refrig & freezer will keep this cooL & froozen but then the ice will melt, etc and then after a while get cold again. it like it is in the defrost mode way too much.... i think it might be the themostrate

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Carben,

I have the same problem and I am able to resolve it by defrosting the element which is behind the inside rear panel of the freezer. I use a hair dryer to melt the ice build up. It happbed a couple of times so I know that there is a cause for this which may be the defrost heater but I am not sure how to confirm this. Let me know if you have any ideas.

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