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Hi fridge was not staying cold so i looked at the coils in the freezer and they were cover with snow(ice), I melted the snow and ice and it worked good for almost 2 weeks then started getting warm again and same thing the coils were covered with snow again so i melted the snow and all is working great. I know it is a defrost problem but what is it more likely to be if it works great once you melt the snow. what is it more likelly to be the thermostat or heater Thanks for your time and help Connie

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Its definatly a defrost problem. The reason it stopped cooling is because there was no air circulation do to the ice build up. For the most part the part you'll need t replace is called an adaptive defrost control, the part number for it is 12002104. This part is located in the refrigerator side of the machine, above the heading so you'll be taking the hole top down to put it in. Take your time and it won't be hard.

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So you can see here, the problem can usually be traced to one of three things.
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Your website is fantastic... it really helped me and saved me money!!!
I defrosted my fridge overnight. Cleaned all the water up. Plugged the fridge back in and it works likes new. Thanks :):):):)

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