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I have a Frigidaire FRS26R2AW3 side-by-side refrigerator that iced up bad enough on the coils it stopped the evaporator fan so I had to replace it. I was told to check and see if the Defrost Control Timer was functioning properly. In looking through wiring diagrams and the owner?s manual it says it has an Adaptive Defrost Control which "Defrost 24 minutes every 6 to 72 hours of compressor run time" but no "Defrost Control Timer." I am assuming from this that there is no mechanical defrost control timer on this particular make and model of fridge and that the defrosting is all done electronically. Could you give me a second opinion? Thanks, Shane

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Well first unplug the refrigerator and remove the rear panel and defrost so that you can unplug the defrost heater on one end and check the continuity. 305175 Defrost Heater and defrost thermostat Part number 3489. If you change the defrost heater you should also change the defrost thermostat. Anything above 60 degrees the defrost thermostat will show open with your OHM meter.

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