Question about Kenmore Refrigerators
It sounds like the Termination Thermostat is bad , it's job is to turn off the defrost elements.You can get to it from the front inside the freezer. It's a small disk about the size of a quarter and about one inch tall. It will be attached to the evaporator coils. Be careful when taking it out not to damage the coils.Take it with you the parts store so that you get the right replacement.Be sure to unplug the refrig. before starting!!!!!
Posted on Mar 13, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have looked at the schematics for this cabinet and am unsure as to the location of both defrost thermostats as unclear on drawings. The purpose of the defrost thermostat is to overide the heater and end the defrost cycle, once the temperature on the evaporator is high enough (normally around 0'C). If you have two then one will probably control the heaters going off and the other may well control the fan, for coming back on. I.E. once the defrost has ended the second sensor will tell the fan when the coil is cold enough to come on, this prevents heat being pushed into the main area after a defrost cycle. If you feel competent enough then I would bypass the heater thermostat temporarily and see if the heaters kick in. The other thing to check is that you have a resistance across the two ends of the defrost heater. In my experience the heater is the most likely to fail, the sensor sometimes fail and the timers rarely fail. The age of your cabinet would suggest the heaters. Please do not leave the sensor bypassed as it performs an essential role. Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 05, 2007
The frost on the back wall of the freezer with a new timer installed indicates that the problem is beyond the timer in the defrost circuit. In this circuit you have a defrost heater and a defrost thermostat. One of those two is your problem.
If you have an ohm meter available and have the knowledge how to use it you can access the heaters by removing the back panel wall of the freezer section. Disconnect the heaters from the circuit and read the meter for continuity. If you read Ohms through the heater(s) your problem is in the thermostat.
Posted on Jun 08, 2008
Ye, try to first replace the Relay, if that does not help then go to the run capacitor. Those are going to be your only 2 problems that you will have as long as the compressor is still doing its job by atleast running
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
You might want to check and make sure the interior fan is working above the evaporator coils. If the fan isn't working the air won't circulate over the evaporator and it will frost over very quickly, and also cold air won't be pushed into the fridge side.
The fan might turn off when the door is open, hold the door switch shut while you check it.
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
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