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Defrost not working

I have a 1990 kenmore side by side and the freezer is not defrosting. Removed the coil cover and it was iced over. Checked the defrost element and I have continuity and a small resistance. I turned the defrost timer to a cycle and measured about 12.5 volts at the element plug. Any ideas?

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  • sstkelly Oct 25, 2008

    I have the same problem with mine but it is fairly new and that part was just replaced not to long ago so it is hard to think that it would be this agian it is like a $200 dollar part you shouldn't have to fix it alot! what do you think?

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Probably a bad def sensor. attached to the top of the coooling coil is a round sensor that senses heat form the def heater and terminates defrost when the coil cleared of ice. the part is model specific and is fairly inexpensive.

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