Question about Whirlpool GS6NBEXR Side by Side Refrigerator
ITS IN THE FREEZER SIDE AND POSSIBLE ONE IN THE FRIDGE SIDE.. THE FREEZER HAS A FALSE PANEL IN THE BACK OF IT AND IS A PAIN TO GET TO. BUT IF YOU PULL THIS OUT IT WILL OPEN UP THE WORKINGS FOR YOU
Posted on May 25, 2010
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I researched your unit and it has whats called an adaptive defrost control. Its a small circuit board in the refrigerator section inside the control panel at the top front. I researched the part at our supplier and the drawing clearly shows this board but it then shows a mechanical timer as the replacement so I gave them a call. What Whirlpool has done is to discontinue the ADC board and replaced it with a mechanical timer. In this situation if you need the timer I would recommend you call in a tech because some wiring changes may be required. This is the part number 2176648 which is in your unit now and will be replaced with 483493.
The second fan is behind the lower rear freezer wall. If you are having a defrost problem there will be frost present on that wall. You will need to remove the wall exposing the coils and melt the frost in those coils. This will allow the air to circulate for about 2 weeks before they clog again if the fan is working.
If you find there is a lot of frost there you will probably need that ADC board replaced. However there are 2 other parts that could be bad. You will need an ohm meter to check these.
UNPLUG THE UNIT.
Disconnect the defrost heater from the wires that connect to it and it looks similar to an oven element. See if you get a reading. Get a reading its good.
The other is a disk shaped object clipped onto the coils near the top and has 2 wires one which connects to the defrost heater. This part must be frosty cold so get it cold before you do the check. Get a reading while its cold its good.
If both are good you will need that timer.
Posted on May 25, 2010
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