Frigidaire side by side not defrosting
Posted 25 September 2005 - 01:28 PM
Posted 25 September 2005 - 04:20 PM
The problem will be one of three components: The defrost heater, the defrost thermostat, or the defrost timer.
An easy test it to advance the defrost timer (item 23) to defrost by turning its control knob to the big click. Then, remove the back, inside wall of the freezer (diagram) and check to see if the defrost heater is getting hot. If it is, replace the timer (it was stuck in run mode). If not, replace both the defrost thermostat and the defrost heater (items 21 and 14).
Use the parts links included in my first paragraph.
Posted 25 September 2005 - 04:30 PM
Thank you very much I will have my husband check those parts. Thanks, Helen
Posted 25 September 2005 - 04:43 PM
So, if the heater doesn't fire after you turn the timer to the big click, then replace the defrost thermostat for sure because these are common troublemakers and can also get erratic. But before you replace the heater, ohm it out to see if it's bad or not. If it has continuity, don't replace it.
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