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My bottom mount freezer is frosting/icing up on the rear wall. I read one post about troubleshooting starting with the

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:40 AM
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My bottom mount freezer is frosting/icing up on the rear wall. I read one post about troubleshooting starting with the defrost timer but I am not sure how to disassemble to get to it. Can you tell me how to get instructions or something?


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Old 02-11-2013, 05:09 PM
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Take out one screw, holding the light cover in the refrigerator section. You will see the defrost timer Part number: 67001036

Part number: 67001036


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Thanks. Unfortunately it is above the panel holding the lights but I figured it out.
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Ok, I replaced the defrost timer but freezer is still not defrosting properly. W
What's next?
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Hi.

Next you should check defrost thermostat Part number: AP4009073

Part number: AP4009073


And defrost heater Part number: 67002135

Part number: 67002135


Check both for continuity using the multimeter. Remember the thermostat must be ice cold when checked.
Both parts located behind the rear panel in the freezer.

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Simon,

Today I completely defrosted the freezer and installed a new defrost thermostat. I did not check the heater wire and I hope it does not come back to bite me. So far the freezer is working great, I just have to give it time to see if it will frost up again.

Thanks much for your help, I'll keep you posted.
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Please do so.

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