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Hello my freezer is not cooling properly and the defrost timer is . making a loud buzzing noise. Please help

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Your freezer compartment will freeze up and not cool properly if the defrost timer does not allow the unit to go into its self defrosting mode to get rid of the ice that serves as an insulator.

Replace the timer.

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