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Remove the back freezer panel and describe the frost pattern, total, light frost, or partial frost.

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Only light frost, as the first thing I did was to replace the defrost heating element a few months ago when this whole process began. At that time the coils were heavily frosted, and upon inspection of the heating element, the right side showed signs of being burnt, once that was replaced, I left the panel off to verify the correct operation if the defrost heater, and since then if has been working as if should.

Could it be the thermistors located either on the freezer coils, or the fresh food section evaporator, that are not sending the correct signals of how cold it needs to be, cause the fan on the fresh food side is running non stop
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I would replace the ff thermistor, usually in the damper door harness. It should be around 16.6 kohm in ice water if you have a meter.
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In my unit, there are a total of 4 thermistors, one in the freezer interior wall behind a grill and shunt sensor, and one in the fresh food section in the same type of location. One in the freezer, attached to the coils, and one in the fresh food side, attached to the coils/evaporator there. the two located in the walls are the ones that have been changed, so with there not being one on the dampner, would your suggestion be the evap/coils on the fresh food side then?
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I would go to the motherboard and check the thermistors. You will need your schematic to check, usually J1-pin 5 is common. You may find one open.
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Problem solved. The part that stabilized the temps was the thermistor attached to the coils located in the fresh food section. Grand total of repairs, both fresh food thermistors, and the defrost heating element, unit holding steady at 0 deg freezer and 37 deg fresh food.
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