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My magic chek model number CTF2125DRW a year ago was making

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Customer: ***** ***** my magic chek model number CTF2125DRW a year ago was making a loud roaring noise in the freezer compartment section near the fan well now the fridge is warm and the freezer is cold like normal,had a friend remove the back panel inside freezer section all coils were frozen thawed them out put it back together refrigerator cooled fine for a week now back to being semi cool
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Customer: none other than the annoying loud fan roaring in the freezer section a year ago and now the friferator is semi cool
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 11 months ago.

So it sounds like your unit is not defrosting on it's own. You'll need to remove the back panel inside the freezer and use a multimeter to test continuity through the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. The thermostat is a 1" round device with 2 wires going to it clipped onto the top of the silver evaporator coils. If you don't have continuity through the heater or the thermostat, you'll need to replace the part. If both parts have continuity, you'll need to order and replace the defrost timer control which is mounted in the control panel up inside the ceiling of the refrigerator section. Below is a link to each part depending on which one you need to replace. If you don't have a multimeter to test, I'd replace the defrost thermostat first as that is by far the most likely part to fail.

CLICK HERE for defrost thermostat

CLICK HERE for defrost heater

CLICK HERE for defrost timer

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you I will try that Merry Christmas !
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 11 months ago.

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