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Morel (GE) gsl25jftc bs frezer is icing up i have checked defrost heater el ement and has continuity, it coud be defrost sensor switch or defrost timmer how can i trouble shoot the last two comonents

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It will be the defrost timer. If you manually forward the defrost timer it will click into defrost mode. This will melt the ice. The defrost termination switch will stop the heater once all the ice has melted.
If defrost does not happen then it is a faulty defrost termination switch

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