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Defrost Heater Resistance Range

Refrigerator Model MSD2756GEW, S/N is 15716924AC. The auto defrost function was non-op. The defrost thermostat checks OK (0 ohms at < 10 deg F, 240K ohms > 10 deg F). The defrost heater measures 21.3 ohms. Could not force the defrost cycle to start by shorting L1 and Test pins on the Adaptive Defrost Control board. Conclusion: ADC bad. Purchased a replacement (p/n 61005988). Installed it and it failed within 2 days. Got an exchange replacement. Before installing the 2nd ADC, I would like to know if there's anything I've overlooked and whether the defrost heater resistance is within acceptable range for this unit.

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  • Ho37 Sep 30, 2008

    Yes, very reassuring. I will install the replacement ADC and hope for the best!

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21.3 ohms is just fine for a defrost heater. this heater is low wattage since it is an adaptive defrost. you could have problem with temperature sensor since you have replaced the board already.

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The freezer is running and cold, the refrigerator seems to be getting warmer like as if the cold isn't transferring. Is there a fan suppose to be running or what?


It is quite common for a refrigerator to begin the first signs of a defrost problems once he fresh Food section begins to warm. Auto Dampers are an additional component to check while searching for the true reason for Fresh Food compartment warming. First look inside the freezer compartment and and see if there is a layer of frost building on the rear wall. If yes you will need to manually defrost unless you have anothr place to store the freezer goods. Unplug refrigerator and then remove the rear panel of freezer to get a good look at the snow covering your evaporator coils. Defrost with a hair drier. Now we need to look for the cause Auto Damper, Click here for the photo location of these parts=> MSD2756GEW Controls Section the adaptive defrost control is most likely the problem and is listed in the photo as location 13 and the auto damper

61005971 Damper Control Assembly

61005988 Adaptive Defrost Assembly
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The Auto Damper model refrigerator has two controls and both have capillary sensing.

The Auto Damper controls the fresh food temperature and the Freezer Temperature
Control guides the freezer temperature. The fresh food compartment temperature is maintained by a damper assembly located at the back of the temperature control housing. Changes in air temperature cause the damper door to open and close. A control rod and gear connect the fresh
food control knob to the damper control.

Turning the fresh food control knob to the coldest position increases the flow of freezer air into the fresh food section. The freezer compartment temperature control warms at a faster rate and cools at a slower rate, increasing the compressor run time necessary to maintain a satisfied freezer temperature control.

Click Here=> Here is how to test a Maytag MSD2756GEW Auto Damper

There is always other possiilities but I see two other things that may cause this and that is the defrost heater with defrost Thermostat=> 61006199 Defrost Heater Assembly

I know this was long and possibly confusing but please ask if you should have questions or one on one assistance, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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Defrost Solutions


Most refrigerator problems begin with a failed defroster.
This can lead to sticky smelly ice, a roaring freezer fan and a loss of cold in the refrigerator compartment.

The freezer remains quite cold though, but frost continually builds up.
Manually unplugging the refrigerator will defrost the refrigerator in time, but that will eat up precious hours as your food slowly spoils.

Your defrost circuit consists of a defrost timer:
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Defrost heater:
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And a Defrost Thermostat:
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The weakest link here is the defrost thermostat.
All refrigerators that come equipped with a defrost function use all 3 of these parts.

The second weakest link is the defrost timer since it has an electric motor inside it's case which wears out in time.

Defrost heaters are pretty similar to the heating element on a stove and rarely need replacement.

Every defrost thermostat has a temperature range stamped on the body of the part and should be replaced with the exact same temperature range replacement part. To troubleshoot this part you simply short the 2 wires together which lead to the thermostat to bypass it, rotate your defrost timer until you hear a click and wait for the defrost heater to begin melting the frost. The defrost timer has a tiny hole in the middle with gear teeth protruding outwards. This gear will only rotate one way so you cant make a mistake while rotating to the defrost cycle.

To troubleshoot the defrost heater make sure the thermostat is shorted as mentioned above and that the defrost timer is in the defrost mode.
Now, using either a digital or analog multimeter connect to both leads of the heater and your reading should be 100 to 120 volts AC. If the voltage is there but your heater is cold, you need a new heater.
If the voltage is absent and you get no reading then your timer is defective and will need to be replaced.

Rarely is there more than one failed part in a defrost circuit, and these minor parts are fairly inexpensive.

Good luck and Vote for this tip if you have found it to be helpful!

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I shut it off to defrost and water is coming out from under the refrigerator and I don't see a way to get to the pan to empty it. Is there a way to get to it. MODEL # MSD2756GEW.


Can't remove pan . the water evaporates. If the unit frosted up then it will get too much water at one time and will overflow. If back wall of freezer had frost on it then you need a new defrost heater, thermostat or timer.

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Fault in the auto defrost section. shut off the fridge and defrost , check onthe thermostat , faulty lines wire breaks due to frost. if not trace the wires to the auto defrost timer. check the heater continuity/resistance. When the fridge is started back check the timer and see if the auto defrost works. If not check thermostat and the timerr contacts or if it is running. if not replace.

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warm between doors is normal. if hot then clean coils and if coils clean make sure condenser fan motor working thats the fan in the back compartment, however if warm thats good. did the evaporator coil freeze from top to btm is that why u replaced heater. if it was then could be heater,if the coil is only getting frost on half the coil,you could have a sealed system problem. is the evaporator motor working in the frz side if not,then that could be the problem.if coil is froze up it needs to be defrosted. did you defrost coil when you replaced heater,if not try defrosting coils and then wait about 12 hrs and see how it does.

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Defrost Heater or Main Control Board, Which one is at fault?


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Common to all self defrosting refrigerators / freezers is the need to move air around to pickup heat inside the compartment. Common to all frost free refrigeration to maintain this feature are 3 items:
1 and initiator (defrost timer or circuit board),
2 A heat source for defrost (Usually an electric heat element but can be other types of heat sources)
3 A safety limit to stop the heat source, leaving it warm enough to defrost and keep the heat contained where it will not affect the compartment advisedly. In a standard type defrost (non - electronic) it is called a thermostat. In an electronic board defrost it is called a sensor.

The defrost timer / or board will never be in the Freezer. Other than that it could be in the refrigerator section behind a plastic cover or metal cover on the back outside. It could also be under Neath the front corners or center of the front kick plate.

A timer you can turn the cam clock wise till it clicks. A board will depend on the manufacturer as to how to send into defrost for a test. A sensor on the defrost type board may be required to by-pass into defrost or test mode.

The freezer section has the only cooling coil. It sounds like it is blocked with frost and thus won’t let the air circulate from freezer to refrigerator.

There is a defrost timer, (or board), a defrost heater, and a defrost safety thermostat. Any One of these or a combination of 2 can be your problem. If you have a energy efficient model that has electronic controls then you will have a board. The procedures for checking the circuit on a board vary by manufacturer of the board used and manufacturer of the appliance.

The defrost heater always has resistance and is attached to the freezer coil.
The defrost thermostat is also attached to the heater electrically, unless it is an electronic sensor type. Sensor types have a range of resistance that needs to be known to check and varies slightly with the temperature of the sensor.

If I haven't lost you here you maybe equipped with the life experiences that will allow you to do most of these checks. If its over your understanding I recommend you contact a reliable technician..

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2 A heat source for defrost (Usually an electric heat element but can be other types of heat sources)
3 A safety limit to stop the heat source, leaving it warm enough to defrost and keep the heat contained where it will not affect the compartment advisedly. In a standard type defrost (non - electronic) it is called a thermostat. In an electronic board defrost it is called a sensor.

The defrost timer / or board will never be in the Freezer. Other than that it could be in the refrigerator section behind a plastic cover or metal cover on the back outside. It could also be under Neath the front corners or center of the front kick plate.

A timer you can turn the cam clock wise till it clicks. A board will depend on the manufacturer as to how to send into defrost for a test. A sensor on the defrost type board may be required to by-pass into defrost or test mode.

The freezer section has the only cooling coil. It sounds like it is blocked with frost and thus won’t let the air circulate from freezer to refrigerator.

There is a defrost timer, (or board), a defrost heater, and a defrost safety thermostat. Any One of these or a combination of 2 can be your problem. If you have a energy efficient model that has electronic controls then you will have a board. The procedures for checking the circuit on a board vary by manufacturer of the board used and manufacturer of the appliance.

The defrost heater always has resistance and is attached to the freezer coil.
The defrost thermostat is also attached to the heater electrically, unless it is an electronic sensor type. Sensor types have a range of resistance that needs to be known to check and varies slightly with the temperature of the sensor.

If I haven't lost you here you maybe equipped with the life experiences that will allow you to do most of these checks. If its over your understanding I recommend you contact a reliable technician..

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The freezer section has the only cooling coil. It sounds like it is blocked with frost and thus wont let the air circulate from freezer to refrigerator.

There is a defrost timer, (or board), a defrost heater, and a defrost safety thermostat. Any One of these or a combination of 2 can be your problem. If you have a energy efficient model that has electronic controls then you will have a board. The procedures for checking the circuit on a board vary by manufacturer of the board used and manufacturer of the appliance.

The defrost heater always has resistance and is attached to the freezer coil.
The defrost thermostat is also attached to the heater electrically, unless it is an electronic sensor type. Sensor types have a range of resistance that needs to be known to check and varies slightly with the temperature of the sensor.

If I haven't lost you here you maybe equipped with the life experiences that will allow you to do most of these checks. If its over your understanding I recommend you contact a reliable technician.

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