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My refrigerator will run great for 48 hours and then it is like a oven when you open the door to the refrigerator or freezer, it is like a blast of hot air. I can upplug it and then plug back up and it will run fine for a while and then will stop cooling again.

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My guess would be that the defrost is sticking on...

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