Question about Magic Chef 21 cu. ft. Top-Mount Refrigerator (UltraFinish Steel)

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The freezer/fridge do not cool as well as they should. I had to throw out a lot of food in the freezer because it was all thawing out. I found the duct in the refrigerator was partially blocked with ice. I pulled the bottom panel out from inside the freezer and i found the evaporator was almost completely blocked with ice. The defrost timer is working but it seems like it isnt staying on long enough. It only melts the ice about an inch out from where the heater sits and then the compressor comes back on. I tested the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat and they were both good. I turned the freezer thermostat down to 1 but it still seems like it is overfreezing, cutting off my air flow. Could the thermostat be bad?

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