Question about Kenmore 64802 Top Freezer Refrigerator
Refridgeratyor wont defrost
Hi, You will need to check three different parts of the defrost cycle. The most common problem is the bi-metal switch. UNPLUG the refrigerator and remove the rear inside freezer panel and locate the bi-metal switch attached to the evaporator coil in the upper corner. You will need a voltage/ohms meter for this test. Check the switch to see if it has continuity. Note: This switch has to be cold in order to test it! If it tests open circuit, you will need to change the bi-metal switch. If the bi-metal switch tests ok, then test the defrost heater the same as you tested the bi-metal switch.
IIf both of these parts test ok, you will need to change the defrost timer.
Please get em a model # and I can assist you on locating the timer.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.
Posted on May 29, 2009
Replace the defrost timer, behind the plastic panel in the back of the freezer. small button-looking device on the coil lines with wires going to it. very easy job.
Posted on May 29, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Jun 25, 2012 | Maytag Refrigerators
Since you say that is isn't cooling
properly, I would first start off by cleaning the condenser grill
that is located under the cabinet. While this won't correct your
problem entirely, it will help!
Most likely you have a defrost system malfuntion. The defrost system consists of the defrost heater (p/n: 5303918208) which is the long tube like thing that sits directly below your evaporator behind the panel in the back of the freezer (inside the freezer). It also consists of the defrost thermostat (p/n: 5303918202), which is located next to the evaporator. Both the defrost heater and defrost thermostat can be checked with an ohm meter - a non-open/infinity reading is good. If both of those check out and are good then it has to be the defrost timer (p/n: 215846602) which is located behind the plastic shield (with the light bulb).
Suggest you defrost the unit (making sure no ice or frost is behind the freezer panel then plug the refrigerator back in. If everything cools down then my diagnosis is correct and one of the components of the defrost system is bad.
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