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REFRIGERATOR ON BLEAK

AFTER APPROXIMATELY EVERY TWLEVE HOURS, THE REFRIGERATOR, FREEZER, STOPS WORKING AND WATER STOPS DISPENSING, THEN COMES ON AGAIN AFTER ABOUT THE SAME TIME.

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Sounds like a problem with the defrost timer / control board. the defrost timer cycles into defrost every 12 hours and turns off the compressor and fans. it seems like it is malfunctioning and causing problems with other components too.

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