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Re: top two element work botttom two dont
If you have an ohm meter check and see if you have continuity through heating element that is bad. if you dont it is broken and or there is a fused link that is bad. if it ohms out then it may be the relay
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I have the same unit and the same model number. Mine also not heat up. upon investigation I noticed the heating element has a 4 wires which I believe each pair (2 wires) meant for 100/120V and the other one is for 220/240V. I checked 2 wires (1 pair) has an open circuit while the other pair is ok. I directly connected the heating element to the power and it was heated up. I measured the resistance and it was around 78 ohm. from my lame calculation this is for 100/120V heating element. the 220/240V was busted.
Since mine on 220/240V power grid, to use the working 78 ohm heating element the estimated power would be P=VxV/R, around 738W which is way too high than the rated power (365W) for this voltage. I plan to add the dummy resistor 82 ohm + 78 ohm heating element to reduce its power around 370W. Hope it works.
Hi Tracy, I need more information if i am to try and help ! e.g. approx size and shape, what is the facia like, does it have a cage and element or does it have the new style gauze and kettle element coil ? At a guess i would say it has the old cage and element ( this is a ring covered in viterous enamel and it has slots all the way around, just behind this is a bright silver coloured element which looks like it has vertical slots.A common problem is the coating of the outer cage breaks up and this causes a dead short on the machine which either blows a fuse or even worse does not blow a fuse and tries to heat up like an electric fire!!! Without knowing the machine i could not say for sure but i think the outer cage that holds the element is at fault, but unfortunately normally when this goes to dead short it normally takes out the heat control as well. But there is a way to test this. let me know more info !!!!
block off some of the return air it pulls in near the floor. You will have to manipulate it back and forth and let it sit for at least an hour to moniter the freezer to make sure the coils dont start to freeze up on you. Good luck. Oooh yes, and dont forget the temp control knob
It is not unusual for an element to fail when turned on after non-use. Turn off the power, and check the electrical resistance of each element. If either is infinite, then it needs to be replaced. Also, if only one is bad, then it can cause the whole unit to malfunction and not heat the water.