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Not the defrost timer

My freezer coil was frozen over, thawed it put in a new defrost timer, it started up, ran great for three days and froze over again. the bi-metal is not bulging, so I don't think it's that. the evaporator fan is'nt running e=ven after I defrosted the coil. Could that be the culprit? or the heater?

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I think it is the heater. a power line current draw test may show if the heater is active.

Posted on May 20, 2007


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