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The freezer on the Ge. side by side refrigerator is not defrosting I have already replaced the thermostat and have checked the defroster, it is good. I know my only other option is to replace or repair the mother board. I would rather not replace it there are quite expensive. I need someone that can tell me what component on the mother board i need to replace. Thanks Bill

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