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GE Profile SxS Refrigerator wont defrost after new heaters installed

My Hause here - GE Profile frige model TFH22PRSMBB

Changed out both heaters and thermo as one single unit - came all together pre-wired into a plug. just unplugged the old one and plugged in the new one. can i test for juice in the plug of the harness where the unit pl;ugs in?

the heater wires appear to be sealed into the ends of the tubes and dont look like i an access the connecting points ? Can I test output at the timer? Any way -- I just finished manually advancing the timer to the defrost cycle again -- and still no heat-up -- advance it again to run and starts and is now cooling down again! UGH!!

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The answer to your last question would be yes. You can test for voltage at the harness where you plugged in the new assembly. With the refrigerator defrost timer in the defrost mode do your voltage test. The thermo stat for the defrost does not close until the temperature drops to about 16°F. If you have and Ohm meter you can test for continuity through the heater assembly by testing heater end to end and bypassing the thermo disk. If you have voltage at the first point test where you connected the harness your timer is O.K.. If there is no voltage with timer in the defrost position it could be bad.

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