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Hi i am having to use a hair dryer every 2 weeks as my frost free fridge freezer is not defrosting.Every 2 weeks or so the back is totaly blocked up with ice.Does this model have a board or dial defrost unit if so i would love to to have any advise on how to fix.

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  • stewiebee805 Sep 16, 2008

    How do i test for low resistance, also when we have defrosted with hairdryer and switch mains back on there is just a click, and has to be started by turning temperature control switches in fridge off then on, which kicks in the motor and starts to freeze also where would the board be situated. I understand that a board for whirlpool is very expensive and may not be cost effective

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    Frig not cooling, less in frig than freezer. Coils frozen, defrost heater blown.
    Defrosted with hair dryer and installed new dual coil defroster. Temp now dropping.


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Hello stewie,

with that kind of fridge that you got, im pretty sure you got a board defrost. but that's not the only issue here.

if you have ice build-up, three things to look at.

first, the heating element, test for low resistance.( it must be low )
second, the bi-metal, test it while frosted up and it should have continuity. it is in the evaporator attached to a coil. it has two wires in it.

third is your board which controls your defrost cycle. ( very hard to tell if the board is the problem unless there is no problem with first two components stated earlier.)


tnx 4 using fixya,

drcool

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

  • francis rivero Sep 17, 2008

    you need a resistance checker like a VOM or a continuity tester.

    you will have to remove the cover of the evaporator coil from the back of the freezer section.
    and look at the bi-metal and the defrost heater. check for continuity while frozen for the bi-metal and check the heating element anytime. ( this test is not affected by the frost)

    tnx again, drcool


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