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I have a recurring problem with the freezer freezing up and plugging the drain hole. i have defrosted and cleaned several times only to have it come back again. do you suppose the heater element is not functioning. not sure how to test this. i suppose this comes on during the automatic defrost cycle but not sure.

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  • jogil411 Jul 29, 2010

    model# ET21GKXHW01. NOT SURE IF THERE IS ANY WAY TO TEST THE ACTUAL HEATING ELEMENT. HATE TO BUY ONE IF IT'S NOT DEFECTIVE.

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First check that the door seal is a good tight fit if hot wet air is getting into the freezer this is were all the frost is coming from also check the thermostat tem is not to hight,,

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  • Michael Thorpe
    Michael Thorpe Jul 29, 2010

    hi its miket756

    to test the heater coil all you need is a lamp and a battery unhook the to wires that feed the heater and hook up the lamp and battery if the lamp lights the heater is ok,,,if you have an avo meeter hook that up if you get a reading again the heater is working ok,, only if you dont get a reading or the lamp dont light will that prove the heater is broken,,,i hope this is of better help to you, mike

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