Question about Kitchen Ranges
If it's a glass heater,look at it,if it's black or greenish looking inside the glass even though it reads out it doesn't mean it's good,change out the heater if it looks discolored in the glass part,if it's not glass just a calrod heater it's good and most likely it's the thermostat,also it's a good idea seeing you're already in there to change out the defrost thermostat and you can unplug the machine,find the thermostat located on top of the evap coil,it has two wires going to it,it's a round piece hooked on one of the lines connected to the coil,remember where it is,you have to put the new one in the same place,cut the two wires and bypass the thermostat by connecting the two wires you just cut,all it is is a switch,one wire has ppower going to the t-stat,when it gets cold enough the electricity goes through it and out the other wire so nothing will happen if you do this,if you have an electrical wire nut or tape put it on so it doesn't touch metal,plug it back in,turn the timer to put it into defrost,if the heater comes on then you know the thermostat was bad,you can leave the heater on to help you melt out the ice and melt out all the ice again with a hair dryer,then disconnect the t-stat wires until you get a new t-stat,the fridge will run for 7 to 10 days before the coil freezes up again so replace the part that's bad before this happens.hope this helps.
Posted on May 19, 2011
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