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Freezer staying cold but defrosting on Kenmore Refrigerator dripping into bottom frig

Technical data I have is 203C2452P012 Kenmore Refrigerator TMNF -14,15 or 16
Could the defrost control box be the problem Part number WR09X0432 ?

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I bought kenmore refigerator 21 cu.ft. year ago, but recently on top of freeze door side produces ice would you please tell me what's happen and how to prevent.



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Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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