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The freezer door has been shut but all the food has defrosted. there isn't a lot of water leaking out. The refridgerator is still cool. any ideas ith whats going on? will

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It could be a defrost problem
Either the defrost timer has failed or the defrost heater has failed
a technician can fix that for you

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