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Goes into defrost to long, thaws stuff out then starts freezing again

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You will need to change out the defrost timer/control board....
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Freezer is over freezing/ice-ing up behind the board {where all the wires/fans/stuff is} thus not keeping fridge or freezer as cold as it should be.


You fridge has a broken defrost controller or a broken heating element.

Go to Roper online to find your parts and then see if you can buy them either at applianceparts.com or ebay. These are good cheap ways to get your stuff sent directly to you!

Then, unplug the fridge, thaw it out. And while its unpowered and thawing replace the two parts. Refer to your units parts diagram for parts locations. The controller should just be hiding down underneath or in back and the defroster heating element is usually under the freezer.

Good luck and be careful!

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With the defrost timer being replaced already it sounds as if the repairman is not looking at the real problem. Unit works for 2 days then things start thawing. Hint Hint... it is not defrosting. There is a heating element inside the freezer section attached underneath the internal tubing that melts the ice every 6 to 8 hours via the defrost timer depending on the defrost timer installed. To prove that it is not defrosting..... just unplug the unit and place a stand fan blowing into the freezer for about 90 minutes. I would bet that once you plug it back in it wil work for 2 days and the problem once again repeats. With 2 calls on the same unit and you still have the same problem I would be calling the service people back and demand they fully troubleshoot the defrosting element and thermostat. Personally this is an unstatisfactory performance of an in home service by a repairman. With the exception of a new part if required, they should wave any labor and service call fees.

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