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3 year old kenmore top freezer, won t defrost ''no ice'' buildup behind the freezer panel I removed. no clicks on the defrost test, same result for method #2. The ice maker works ok when freezer is at zero. Naturally with no defrost it goes 5 to 10 below then no ice. The refrigerator runs about 45 deg. instead of its usual 40 deg. The water dispenser has no water, when the no defrost problem started. I tried a hair dryer for the freezer and the back of the freezer compartment. No change, the ice maker will start to work at zero degrees but still no water for the dispenser. I checked the dual water inlet valve and plenty of water pressure there. I press the dispenser button and hear a click and the inlet valve hum.

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  • rburt07 Jul 10, 2009

    The defrost element reads about 5 ohms. The bi metal read about 20 ohms at 5 degrees. About all that was left was the defrost timer located behind the temp controls. I replaced that and now it's all working.

    Evidently the water dispenser feed line had frozen along with the ice maker. Those started working after having the box unplugged for about 20 minutes and the door open.

    This is great site as was sure a help to me. Thanks to all.

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Your freezer had a heater and a bi metal behind its pannel. if they won't work properly than you would face problem like this.......contact your service authority. it cannot be solved by your own

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