Question about Refrigerators
You did the right thing in defrosting the refrigerator, since you identified that it seemed to help the problem. Good diagnostic work!! Because it seemed to correct the problem when you defrosted it, but now the problem has returned, it would indicate that there is a problem with one of the three components in the self-defrost system:
1. The defrost timer.
2. The defrost thermostat (also called the bi-metal switch)
3. The defrost heater.
Just my opinion, (and I have been wrong before), that the problem is likely in the defrost thermostat. It is always located near or attached to the evaporator. The problem is that this item cannot be field tested and must be replaced if suspected of causing the problem, so you are taking a chance.
Anyway, I sure hope this helped you and that you find a resolution to your problem. Best wishes.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
All newer models have a 'defrost timer' which melts the frost every 24 hrs. This is probably the problem, you will need to change the timer.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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