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Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:56 PM

Not up to date on these new fangled refers. The unit will go into defrost, but after about 4 to 6 weeks there is heavy frost/ ice on the ends of the evap. coils and about a half of the center coils are clear. It appears to be too short of defrost time........The thermistor ohms indicates that it is good.... I"m leaning to wards a new defrost terminator, BUT if the defrost terminator stays closed and the electronic control restarts before its designated 29 minutes..........A few extra thoughts??..

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 01:35 PM

after manually defrosting, how does the frost pattern look? Where is the terminator located? on either side or the middle? is there enough slack to position the terminator on the side where the frost is forming?
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:36 AM

The defrost terminator is in the upper left side, attached to the top most coil, to the left of the assembly vertical rails/ supports...after a complete clean/clear of the evap coils ( first call ).The second return call was four weeks later with a service manual and put the unit into forced defrost and watched the heater stay on the full defrost cycle ......I used the steamer and cleared the right side to hurry the defrost and stayed away from the thermistor..........normal frost patten after clearing the coils........ This is the only Viking refer I see in this part of the universe. After a 1) blocked defrost drain, 2) factory recall on the lower door hinge ( only tech that would take the call ) 3) freezer door gasket replacement. 4) sweating style ( gotta love whoever zip-tied the wire connections to the condenser tubing underneath, in the middle of the unit )...and now this..I do not mind being on the first name with the customers, but.................P.S. door gaskets seal good fresh food and freezer. P.P.S. Now ya got me thinking, possible air leak..If you know viking refers. Is there a flapper of sorts on the defrost drain tube?? unit is built-in and it is at the rear of the unit........

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:01 PM

. . . heavy frost/ ice on the ends of the evap. coils and about a half of the center coils are clear.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:49 PM

I carry a camera and drag it around all day long, it is only when I get half the way thru of doing some thing that I remember " darn I shudda got a picture of this........

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:15 PM

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:01 AM

3) freezer door gasket replacement.



Viking came out with upgraded gaskets in 2008 to fix problems with the older ones getting too stiff and not making a tight enough seal. Do you know the if the replaced gasket was the newer, upgraded one? And if the beer compartment gasket wasn't replaced, then it is suspect.

There was also a problem with defective evap fan motors in some of these units-- the fan would run for a while and then just stop, which causes warm beer and frosty evap coil.




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