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Our refer isnt running. Freezer is getting iced up around coils on back wall near the bottom. When I take a heat gun to it and remove all the ice, fridge works again until freeze up reocurrs. Seems we may need a relacement heating element or somthing like that??

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Possible heating element, limit switch, or timer.

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