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Jenn-Air js42sefxda. Freezer and fridg won't cool. Ice was built up at the top of the freezer. I turned it off for 24 hours and once the ice melted it operates normally. How do I prevent the ice buildup?

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There is a defrost timer that normally controls the defrost cycles.
It appears that the defrost timer has failed. A new timer needs to be fitted. a technician can help you with that

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