Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
I am trying to defrost a 14.0 fridge. The tray under the freezer compartment indicates "Place baffle in winter position before defrosting. Where is the baffle and what is winter position. Can I obtain an owners manual online??
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have looked at the schematics for this cabinet and am unsure as to the location of both defrost thermostats as unclear on drawings. The purpose of the defrost thermostat is to overide the heater and end the defrost cycle, once the temperature on the evaporator is high enough (normally around 0'C). If you have two then one will probably control the heaters going off and the other may well control the fan, for coming back on. I.E. once the defrost has ended the second sensor will tell the fan when the coil is cold enough to come on, this prevents heat being pushed into the main area after a defrost cycle. If you feel competent enough then I would bypass the heater thermostat temporarily and see if the heaters kick in. The other thing to check is that you have a resistance across the two ends of the defrost heater. In my experience the heater is the most likely to fail, the sensor sometimes fail and the timers rarely fail. The age of your cabinet would suggest the heaters. Please do not leave the sensor bypassed as it performs an essential role. Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 05, 2007
This is a diagram of that model #... says has adaptive defrost should help ya out
Posted on Oct 25, 2007
There is no forced defrost entry for your refrig. Yours has a ADC board in the upper right corner of the control area in the refrig section. The only way to initate defrost is jump the terminals on the board. Look at the wiring diagram closely before making the jump. The board energizes the heater thru the neutral side so make sure you dont jump line to this. I believe you jump L2 to Def
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
SOURCE: Defrost timer board
if you pull off the bottom kick plate and there is a tech sheet that gives the procedure if its not there give me your model num and ill look it up for you
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
My oven is turning on by itself. It will heat up to around 200 - 250 degress and shut off. I have made sure the knob is in the "OFF" position. Any ideas?
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
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