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Roper Fridge I have a top freezer refrigerator that keeps icing up in the freezer but isn't staying cold in the lower part. I tried defrosting it and plugging it back in and it worked better for a couple days but it didn't last. The fan appears to be running (at least until the ice builds up too much to let it spin freely) but it doesn't stay cold enough to keep food in.

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You have one of the following problems which is indicated by the frost buildup. Your defrost timer has failed, or defrost heater circuit consisting of a defrost heater and defrost thermostat. Start at the defrost timer. May be located in the fridge compartment near the temperature controls. There may be a recess through which you can turn the dial SLOWLY clockwise until you hear one click. the freezer will be in defrost. Wait 18-22 minutes and the freezer should defrost and restart into cooling. If it does not restart after 30 minutes turn the screw clockwise again one more click and it should restart.
If you had to turn it again to get it to restart the timer is bad and needs to be replaced. If the timer restarted the cooling mode after 18-22 minutes and defrost did not take place your problem is in the heater circuit.

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