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Kenmore 596.72913200 Refrigerator is Warm,and freezer is not freezing

I turn the clutch screw once and the evaporator fan came back on but frezzer did not freeze then I waited and turnned clutch screw twice to no avail. What do you suggest?

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If your evaporator is still frozen over after turning the screw twice you problem is in the heater circuit. Defrost heater could be open or the defrost thermostat.

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