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I have a walk in freezer at work that the coils slowly freeze. i forced defrost using the timer, element not coming on, help

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Hi,
That could be the defrost timer or the heating elements....force it into defrost again and then check the elements for power...if no power it is the timer...now the coils will have 120 to them but you want 240v across the element...

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Posted on Sep 14, 2010

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