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Ars266bw-coil is freezing solid-elenent checks good- when timer is advanced to defrost-voltage is there but no heat

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Are you certain the defrost elements are good? You should be able to check for voltage at the same points that you checked for continuity. No voltage, then look upstream toward the defrost control. Voltage - then look to downstream to the defrost heaters.

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Yes by advancing the defrost timer to the defrost mode and the heater not come on the defrost timer is good and it will be either the defrost heater or t-stat

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Hi, refrigerators have either a mechanical defrost timer, or an ADC (Adaptive Defrost Control). If your refrigerator has a mechanical timer, set the cold control to the coldest setting and then advance the defrost timer. You can manually advance the timer with a screwdriver. Insert the screwdriver into the advancement pinion and turn clockwise a 1/4 to 3/8's of a turn. If the compressor starts, replace the defrost timer. For further help, you'll want to call a professional appliance repair technician.

You can use a condenser coil brush to clean the coils periodically. Because the coils exchange heat, any dust, lint, or dirt on them cuts down its ability to exchange heat.

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Since the heater has been replaced, you could have a bad thermodisk, but more likely a problem with the defrost timer. The tech should have checked the heater and disk rather than replacing the heater blindly.
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