Question about Viking Professional VCBB363SS Stainless Steel Refrigerator

1 Answer

Need photo of freezer defrost sensor, switch or thermostat

Anyone have a photo, of the freezers defrost: switch, sensor or thermostat? Also, how to check if these parts are working and how to order replacement part. Frost keeps building up even after manually defrosting. I removed the back plate and defrosted with a hair dryer twice now. After 3-weeks the frost builds up again. I have not seen any water in the defrost pan so the unit is not defrosting.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 19 Answers

Before replacing all of the components mentioned above, locate your defrost heater and check for continuity with an ohm meter,this will ensure no breaks in heater coil

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenmore 106 56666500 not staying cold intermittantly?Does this sound like a defrost thermostat problem?


Look into the freezer and at the rear wall does it have frost building like the photo HERE If yes you will need to manually defrost the freezer with a hair drier or by placing a bucket of hot water inside the freezer and closing the door. Remove the rear wall of your freezer and see if the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat are good. This is the defrost heater part number=> 2323198 Defrost Heater Assembly The defrost thermostat part number is 2319914 Defrost Thermostat If both test OK the next part is found inside the fresh food compartment and behind the control panel=> 2313172 Main Control Board I am here to answer any questions you have, Thanks Sea Breeze

May 22, 2013 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Refrigerator and freezer get cold but freezer does not freeze whirlpool 1997 model et22dkxfn00


Can you remove the rear panel in the back of your freezer and tell me what the frost pattern looks like? When a refrigerator loses Freon the frost pattern looks like this photo HERE If the rear wall of your freezer looks like this you still are having a defrost problem photo HERE
Here is what that will look like behind the rear panel of the freezer should the defrost heater and defrost thermostat need replaced HERE
You mentioned that you have already replaced the defrost timer so we should not be concerned about that. The defrost heater=> 2315530 Defrost Heater
3_8_2013_5_35_37_am.jpg

The defrost thermostat=> 4387503 Defrost Thermostat
3_8_2013_5_39_38_am.jpg

I will be here should you have questions or comments, Thanks Sea Breeze

Mar 04, 2013 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

1 Answer

My fridge part of fridge/freezer doesn't work


Post the model number of the refrigerator. Defrost freezer behind where the cold air circulates with a hair drier. (unplug power first!) Most times when a refrigerator side stops cooling it is because the freezer evaporator behind the panel in the back of freezer (most times) has become blocked by frost=> SEE PHOTO Most times the panel before you see the frosted covering the evaporator will begin to show a layer of frost building=> SEE PHOTO (Click each photo to enlarge.) Sometimes the fresh food section of the refrigerator side will warm because ice or frost will block the damper from moving that regulates temperatures in the fresh food section. Sometimes the damper is defective and sometimes the sensor that controls the damper movement is defective. For these reasons it is important that you provide your model numbers so someone knows just what type refrigerator you have to cover all of the possibilities of what may be wrong causing the warming of the fresh food section and soon the freezer section will also begin to warm. The most likely cause are the defrost control, ADC Adaptive Defrost Control, defrost heater, defrost thermostat, air damper and air damper sensors in that order. Let me know what you have and I will try to identify just what may be happening, Thanks Sea Breeze

Dec 01, 2012 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

GE Profile PCF23NG fridge side at 47 deg.


Here are some examples of the part beakdown on a=> PCF23NGTCWW_Fresh_Food_Section Parts

See the part labeled 420? That is the WR49X10091 Damper
11_20_2012_9_25_11_am.jpg

Not sure if you are having problems with this part yet but we need to keep it in mind as a possible cause. I am leaning to a most likrly defrost heater listed as 230 and defrost thermostat listed as location 240 in the=> PCF23NGTCWW Freezer Section Parts

The defrost heater is=> WR51X10055 Defrost Heater
11_20_2012_9_41_15_am.jpg


and the defrost thermostat is=> WR50X10069 Defrost Thermostat
11_20_2012_9_45_00_am.jpg

I may be wrong so I need you to look at the rear wall of your freezer and see if ice/snow is building up causing air flow to be restricted to the fresh food compartment. Photo HERE if yes you do see frost buildup the evaporator will look like this photo HERE I am leaving you a service manual here=> GE Refrigerator Technical Service Manual Follow with me in the service manual to see what is causing the air flow problem for eaxample a temperature sensor or problems with the air damper with fan, I am here if you have questions, Thanks Sea Breeze

Nov 19, 2012 | GE Profile PSI23NCR Side by Side...

2 Answers

Refrigerator is to warm,freezer to cold model is ed5ghexnloosso649995


In most cases something has blocked the vent from the freezer. Sometimes you catch this at a point that the freezer seems too cold but just what may be happening is the ADC control has failed causing the evaporator to freeze over with frost blocking air flow to the fresh food section. The ADC is Adaptive Defrost Control and can be forund here=> ED5GHEXNL00 Fresh Food Section Controls in that photo location 6 is the ADC or defrost control board=> W10353224 Defrost Control Board If you disconnect refrigerator from power source and lower control panel you can look this board over on both sides. Sometimes you will see burn marks or signs of heat damage, not always.

sea_breeze_243.jpg
Second most Likely is the defrost heater behind the rear wall of your freezer=> ED5GHEXNL00 Unit Parts and in that photo part location 33 is the=> 2188175 Defrost Heater Assembly

sea_breeze_244.jpg
Ways to test this heater are on same page. Then we always need to consider the defrost thermostat found here=> ED5GHEXNL00 Air Flow Parts item 6 in that photo. At -5 to +5 degrees the contacts inside should be closed and once the freezer goes into defrost the defrost thermostat opens its contacts at 50 degrees to prevent extended defrost. Part Number=> 2321799 Look inside rear of the freezer and if a layer of frost is building on rear wall then you most likely have a defrost problem causing the freezer to be colder. If fan in freezer is working properly then you should have a steady stream of cold air flowing to the fresh food compartment. Let me know just what you find so I may assist you in the repair, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Sep 22, 2011 | Whirlpool 25.4 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

Freezer won't maintain temperature any lower than 16-18


It appears that your refrigerator is missing defrost. It will be difficult for anyone to provide photos of your defrost heater. I recommend that you unplug long enough to allow defrost to begin manually so we can get freezer door open and remove frozen goods long enough to place somewhere safe until we examine the defrost heater and defrost thermostat. At this point the only pictures will be the ones you email me. This appears to be a new breed of Profile from GE. If you would like to attempt this please let me know. The defrost heater is part number WR50X10043 but that means nothing until we do some testing, Let me Know, Sea Breeze

Mar 23, 2010 | GE Profile PDS20SBSRSS 30" 19.5 Cu. Ft....

1 Answer

Need photo of Defrost Switch or Sensor


moz-screenshot.jpg34f1f3f.jpg
Unit needs to be cold when you test. it closes at around 20 or 30 degrees F and opens around 55 deg F

Jul 02, 2009 | Viking Professional VCBB363SS Stainless...

1 Answer

I have a schreiber fridge freezer. Display is showing H for fridge, freezer is ok. Can anyone help? Thanks Anne


APM6855 Built in fridge freezer If Fridge is not cooling & freezer is ok then try a defrost by switching off for 24 hrs Then switch back on. it should be OK. If this does not work it is probably the door switch faulty , this should switch on the fan when door is closed. The fan is then controlled by thermostat sensor which switches fan off/on when required.

Nov 15, 2008 | Refrigerators

2 Answers

Refrigerator side not cooling - freezer side icing up


It sounds like your defrost system has failed. There is a timing device that turns on the defrost heater(s) which may have stopped working. Or the heaters or defrost thermostat could be bad.

My suggestion is to find a different repair person who is qualified.

May 30, 2008 | KitchenAid Superba Architect KSCS25INSS...

1 Answer

Freezer Icing Up


Try contacting the hotline again and ask them if the freezer has a frost sensor on it. If it does, the sensor is not kicking the thermostat to allow for the unit to defrost.

Oct 21, 2007 | Zanussi ZEBF250W Bottom Freezer...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Viking Professional VCBB363SS Stainless Steel Refrigerator Logo

515 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Viking Refrigerators Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Jay Finke
Jay Finke

Level 3 Expert

1338 Answers

Joseph Hoffmann

Level 3 Expert

1702 Answers

Are you a Viking Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...