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What is freezer temp????? it should be 0 degrees if not it is probley the defrost elemt on the evaporator. this will need to be defrosted and replaced.

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Actually... You may have bought the incorrect part to repair your refrigerator. The symptom your describing is most often caused by the defrost heater element itself being open. (<-Burned out) The reason I say this is your unit is shutting off.... starting the defrost cycle... but NOT terminating the cycle until the compartment reaches 60 deg F. The fact that it restarts at 60 Deg F is telling you the defrost timer control AND the defrost bi-metal 60 deg F thermostat are both working normally. I would bet if you removed the evaporator coil access panel in the back of the freezer compartment that you would immediately notice the heating element in the glass tube UNDER the evaporator coils has failed or... one of the wires on the end of the heater has failed. It is not difficult to gain access to the evaporator coils. You remove all racks in the freezer compartment and ALL of the screws including the one usually under the light cover and the panel is pulled toward you from the TOP. To remove the light cover there are 2 tabs on one side of the plastic cover that you gently squeeze the cover to release it. The problem can be the defrost timer but... as you described the symptoms; I seriously doubt it.
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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

The defrost cycle is usually terminated by a 60 Deg bi-metal thermostat. If the defrost heating element is not heating up the unit will shut off until the internal temp reached 60 Deg F and then restart.

Defrost cycles are 10 - 12 hours apart depending on the defrost control installed so that explains the 12 hr repeat. I really think you have a bad defrost heating element. Here is why I say that...
1. The Defrost cycle is 12 hours after last defrost. (Means the defrost control /board is working)
2. The defrost cycle terminates at 60 Deg F
3. No working defrost element will cause very very long defrost cycles due to the time it takes for the compartment to warm up to 60 deg F and terminate the defrost cycle.

The element is item 33 of this link:

Just looking at the drawing it appears that the Defrost heater and defrost thermostat are an assembly.

You should be able to read resistance end to end on the heater assembly. If you have no resistance it is most likely open / has failed.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

Actually it sounds like the thermostat and the timer are working just fine. What appears to be happening is the timer is starting the defrost cycle but the defrost heater is not working. This will result in a horribly long defrost time until the freezer compartment reaches 60 deg F and the defrost thermostat at that point terminates the defrost cycle.

Defrost element Item 9 this link:

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Defrost thermostat item 12 above first link

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You should read the resistance of the defrost heater by reading the yellow to blue wire (terminals 2 to 3) on the defrost control when the freezer comparment is below 60 deg F at the evaporator. No resistance = open defrost heating element. This is reading continuity though both the defrost thermostat and the heating element. If you do not get any resistance and you are sure that the freezer is well below 60 deg F then... and only then would the defrost thermostat be suspect.

Defrost control in the overhead of the fresh food compartment is located aft of the lights on the thinner section cand an be manually cycled by rotating the 2 tabs on the face of the timer dial. It will click and stop the compressor and evaportor fan ONCE each turn.
NOTE you must wait 10 to 15 minutes after cycling this so that the compressor will stabilize and restart. Once the comprssor and fan shut off the heater is supposed to turn on and melt the ice on the evaporator until the defrost thermostat reaches 60 deg F and once again provides power to the defrost timer motor to terminate the defrost cycle and restart the compressor.

Defrost timer is item 15 this link:

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This should be enough information to get you going. I still think that your defrost heater is not working either from failure or a wiring problem.

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