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Hi I'm John I will help you with the problem.
The defrost thermostat will be clamped to the top freezer coil its a common part to fail.
This is the thermostat if you have a meter you can O H M it out in the freezer as it will open at 55 deg, I would replace the thermostat.
Can I just cut the wires and re-splice the new ones in?