Question about Refrigerators
I have been trying to solve this problem for weeks. What starts the defrost cylce on the fridge? Is it simply a timed event that is adjusted by door openings etc. Heater is good, thermistor tests good, high level thermostat shows continuity. Presently, I have a peak reading meter across the output of the relay on the main board and its been two days and I am yet to see that the defrost has been called for. How often should it defrost in the worst case? I'c concluding either the logic is fried or the relay contact is burned.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Apr 20, 2017 | Refrigerators
If there is no cooling at all , before we go further we must confirm the first step of confirming the compressor and gas pressure. So shut off the fridge and leave it off while you clean and check the evaporator for frost. If frost is seen it is a good indication as the compressor is working with sufficient gas within.
Now after about 6 hours plug in the fridge to start. Observe cooling to happen in about one hour and ice to from under three hours.
Earlier make sure that the thermostat was set to normal mode for freezer and fridge.
However if Ice forms then observe the fridge for about 24 hours for cooling to continue and the fridge to cut off . If not the auto defrost timer, or the thermostat must be checked.
If defrost timer works but frost keeps forming check while the compressor shuts check if the heaters are working, check continuity of the heaters.
So try this test from the outside and make your observations so that we come to the solution.
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