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My daughter has a Bottom Freezer Maytag fridge. Model# PBF2253HEW , Serial # 11366421GR. She has had the refrigerator replaced ounce while under the 1 year warranty due to defrost problems that were not resolvable seems this Model # fridge has gang plugs and wireing harness problems from what i understand. She is now having problems again with the same problem.I checked defrost heater it is good and the defrost thermostat it checks out good. So i replaced the circuit board assuming that it was not cycling into the defrost mode. The diagnoses was wrong, i have rechecked the defrost system again, heater is good, defrost t-stat is good. I had run my own appliance repair for 20 years have been out for 10 years so iam not familiar with the circuit board that controls the defrost cycle. Can you tell me how to trigger a defrost cycle with this circuit board? This is not as simple as advancing a defrost timer into defrost. I suspect that one of the gang plugs in the wireing harness has a poor or loose connection but am unable to locate it. Since this seem s to be common for this fridge can you give me any info on where these failures are occuring with this model of fridge? Thanks Jim.

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Cannot usually be done to trigger defrost. best you can do is to try to trace which edge connector goes to heater and with everything disconnected, apply mains to the edge connector

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