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Maytag SXS Refrigerator

Hi There. I am having a problem with my Maytag SXS Refrigerator. I believe it sounds like a defrost timer/heater problem. (Ex and I owned an appliance repair company for years). The freezer is cooling and yet the refrigerator is not. Found ice in the damper between the freezer and frig and also it leaked water on the floor during the night. What do you think?

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