Question about Refrigerators
You have a defrost problem,next time send model number,there's a timer or a board in the machine that turns a heater on when the timer tells it to and it defrosts the freezer and then the timer shuts the heater off,your machine is not doing this,you have either a bad timer or adaptive defrost board,a bad thermostat or a bad heater, also when it's running and when you open the freezer door,do you hear the fan blowing,if not you have a bad defrost fan motor,wait till it melts out,get it running and cold, open the freezer door and you'll hear the fan blowing,find the timer and turn the middle of it with a screw driver,this will advance the timer manually into defrost,turn it slowly until you hear a click and the fan shuts off,now you're in defrost,take the back wall off,if the heater is on you have a bad timer because you had to manually put it into defrost,if it's not on you have to check the thermostat,you can look at it and if you see a buldge in it you can tell it's bad,if it looks normal cut the wires and bypass the t stat, shut off the control to the freezer to kill the power to the t stat or unplug the machine all it is is one wire goes to the t stat and the other wire comes off the t stat and goes to the heater,just connect the wire dirrectly to the heater and turn the control back on, if the heater comes on the t stat is bad,if the heater doesn't come on take the wires off the heater and read the heater out with a meter,it's not a bad idea to change the t stat and the heater,reconnect the new t stat and wire in the heater and you should be fine
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
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