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I have a Kenmore refrigerator model number 25358685894. The defrost does not working. I have changed the heating element once about a year ago and thought it might be the same issue again. I notice when I turn the timer dial to defrost the compressor shuts down but the heat element is not warming at all. I checked the voltage on the two wires that clip into the element and it reads 77volts. Should it be reading 110 or is 77 correct? What would be my next test to perform?

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