Question about GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator
I have a GE sxs refrigerator that I have had the defrost heater, the motherboard and the defrost termination bimetal replaced.I am still getting a large amount of frost buildup on the coils which is stopping the airflow from the going into the refrigerator section. Could the defrost termination bimetal be bad and not letting the unit stay in defrost long enough? The heater is still good, I checked that myself. How do you actually put the unit in to defrost? Much appreciated if some one could help me with this problem or I will got out any buy another refrigerator. Thanks for the help, Myron McMillan. I live in Knoxville, Tn. Cell # is 865-202-6551.
Replace the thermister on the evaporater and check to make sure ice dispensor door is closine properly
Posted on May 16, 2008
How long does it take for the frost to build up, improper placement of the bi-metal will cause a defrost issue by not letting the heater stay on long enough.
Let me know how you make out.
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The refrigerator/freezer defrost system can be checked by
manually initiating a defrost cycle. There
are two methods of initiating the ADC Test Mode.
First Test Method:
1. Turn the thermostat off for 15 seconds.
2. Turn the thermostat on for 5 seconds.
3. Turn the thermostat off for 15 seconds.
4. Turn the thermostat on for 5 seconds.
5. Turn the thermostat off for 15 seconds.
6. Turn the thermostat on for 5 seconds.
7. Turn the thermostat off.
In 3 to 8 seconds the ADC should turn on the defrost heater (with the bimetal closed). NOTE: The test mode will terminate when the bimetal opens. If the refrigerator/freezer is already in defrost, Test Mode can be terminated by unplugging the refrigerator/freezer from the wall outlet and waiting 30 seconds before plugging it back in. The refrigerator/freezer should immediately go into cooling mode if the thermostat is closed.
If this first test procedure fails to make the ADC initiate a defrost cycle, try the following procedure to make the ADC begin the Test Mode.
Second Test Method:
1. Disconnect the refrigerator/freezer from the wall outlet for at least 30 seconds.
2. Turn the thermostat off.
3. Reconnect power to the refrigerator/freezer.
Within 3 to 8 seconds the ADC should turn on the defrost heater (with the bimetal close). If the unit fails to go into the defrost mode during this test, the problem may not be with the ADC. A defective bimetal may be the cause of the failure. The ADC will only go into a test mode if the bimetal
is closed. If the ADC senses an open bimetal it will return to the cooling mode within 3 to 8 seconds.
HELPFUL HINT: Upon entering the Test Mode, the relay mounted on the ADC board should turn off the compressor and turn on the defrost heater. Listen for the relay to click.
• If the relay clicks one time when entering the Test Mode, check for continuity in the defrost heater.
• If the relay clicks two times, check for an open bimetal.
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