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BOARD ASM MAIN DOMESTIC QUESTION HOTPOINT HSS25IFMDWW Side-bySide Refrig Replaced faild defrost thermostat (potting ruptured - case opened up) OHMed out thermistors and heater. Heater was 22 OHMs. Cleaned condensor coil. Compressor is running and freezer works fine until ices up. Appears no defrost cycle. Unplugged and manually defrosted; restarted unit. Is there a series of checks for the motherboard ?

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TAKE AND DISCONNECT THE POWER TO TH UNIT AND ON THE VERY BACK THERE IS A CONTROL BOARD THE IS UNDERNEITH A WHITE PLASTIC COVER THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO REMOVE THEN DISCONNECT AND RECONNECT THE WIRES TO THE CONTROL BOARD AND SEE IF THAT DOESTHE TRICK.

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A thermistor is a 2" torpedo looking piece with 2 wires attached to it . The defrost bimetal , a 1" round aluminum piece , snapped onto the coils , with 2 wires , should be replaced when replaceing the heater . This bimetal could be the problem . To test the defrost system , remove the main control board cover . The blue plug with 3 wires to it needs to be connected . Looking at the plug , the wireing will look like this : l l l . Lets call the terminals 1 2 3 . Useing a piece of insulated wire with both ends stripped , insert one end into terminal 2 and the other end into terminal 3 . The heater will come on if both the heater AND bimetal are good . If you put a new heater in and it wont come on , and you do this test , then the bimetal has to be bad . If your terminology is correct , you have 2 thermisters in the freezer . One on top of the coils ( evaporator sensor ) and one at the bottom by the drain pan ( freezer temp sensor ) . Wouldn't hurt to replace both if you replaced one .

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You have a broken defrost part. Either the heater, t-stat or timer. The longer you let it go without repairing it, the more parts is take out.

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