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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
One of 2 problems.
1. The fan motor in the freezer compartment is not running. While the machine is running, open the freezer door. You should hear the fan motor running.
If not, then remove the rear panel in the freezer section, and inspect and replace the motor if needed.
2. The defrost system failed.
When opening the freezer door, look at the rear panel. If you see the beginning of a frost build up on the panel, the defrost system has failed.
The defrost system is made up of 3 parts. The main heater, which is located behind the rear panel in the freezer panel.
The defrost thermostat which is a small round device clipped to the top of the evaporator coil, and once again, is located behind the rear freezer panel.
The timer, which is located in the fresh food compartment on the top underneath and behind control panel.
You will need an ohm meter to test the main heater for continuity, and the defrost thermostat as well.
The timer can be checked by using a small screw driver and turning the advance shaft clockwise until the machine shuts off.
Wait 35 minutes. If the machine turns itself back on, the timer is good. If not, it is bad, and needs replaced.
Here is an excellent tutorial to explain the system.
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
Testimonial: "looks to be the defrost system failed,noticed frost on the panel.what do you recomend,check the timer 1st then the main heater and the thermostst"
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