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Kenmore 25376879506. Evaporator is freezing up causing poor cooling to the refrigerator.

I suspect a bad heating element but I need the specs for this system. What should the voltage be to the element and what should the resistance of the element be?

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Voltage=120vac,resistance= appx. 20-40 ohms as every defrost heating element has some different ohms, as long as its close to this youll be o.k. make sure to check the defrost terminator in series,and check it when its cold or it will read open,also,if the voltage isnt at 120vac on the element or shows low its because the terminator is open,and your showing a "ghost" voltage,also if no voltage anywhere in these areas it can be the defrost timer or A.D.C. thats bad

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Unplug the wires from the motor and check the voltage differential cross the two wires. If you have 120 Volts or in that area the motor should run. Try moving the fan shaft up and down. If you have any play in this the motor bearing are bad. Replace the motor.

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