Question about Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side by Side Refrigerator
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?
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.
Posted on Jan 12, 2008
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The defrost is not
working,.The evaporator coil in the inner section of freezer is got
blocked by ice .
Try manual defrost reset
First unplug the unit
from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit completely. Then keep both the
doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice collected on the coils and in the
freezer section will get melted. Clean the water from the sections.
Then Connect the power cord of the unit to main power outlet after 24
hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both fridge and freezer section.
It will take near to 4 hours to get run in its proper cooling cycle. Then check,
if the problem returns again. If the same problem occurs then it's defrost problem.
The defrost board and the defrost thermostat/heater is not functioning properly
and it has to be checked and replaced.
the damper if there is too much water collected in
the damper then press the damper and remove the water
collected in it. The procedure of this unit is as follows: --- The compressor
starts then it cools the freezer section. When the freezer reaches its cooling
level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In this cycle the fan in the
freezer section starts running and the cool air in the
freezer section is passed to the refrigerator section and the
refrigerator section gets cold. The air from freezer to refrigerator passes
from the section, in that section the damper is located. Now this problem which
you mentioned. In this problem the freezer works but no cooling in fridge, this happens if the
thermostat is not functioning or the heater is not heating. Then the ice starts
getting collected on the evaporator coil. The evaporator coil
is at the internal section of freezer. If too much ice gets
then this ice blocks the fan in the freezer section from functioning and this
blocks the damper section with ice getting collected there. This all procedure
is controlled by the main defrost board of the unit. Now if the damper is not got
blocked with too much water or if the ice is not got collected on the damper
area then check the evaporator coils. If there is too much ice got
collected on the coils, then takes a hair dryer and melt the collected ice.
Then see if the problem returns again. But if there is little bit ice collected
on the coils and fan is running properly then it's not a problem. In that case
main defrost board is faulty and it has to be replaced. The main defrost board is working but
its not controlling the functions as required so the freezer works but fridge section not getting cold..
You can get required
parts from sears part direct online site or from repairclinic.com site.
This will help. Thanks. Helpmech.
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