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#1 Mrs. Fix it

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 10:45 PM

Ok so this fridge/freezer was not very cold so i did some research and found that over 50% of the time it is the defrost timer. So I changed it and nothing changed so I unplugged it for about 2 hrs and then plugged it back in. We left and when we came home we heard ice fall but that only happened once. Now it is melted and there is still frost on the back of the freezer and still not very cold. Here is a pic of the coils in the freezer. PLEASE help.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 10:49 PM

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:01 AM

Definitely a defrost problem ..
could be a bad Defrost Heater or Defrost Thermostat
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 07:42 AM

How do I know which it is and test them?

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 08:52 AM


someone with an OHM meter could test the Defrost Heater # 230
and the Defrost Thermostat # 240


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Posted 21 May 2011 - 10:09 AM

Can I take these out and take them to someone to be tested so I don't have to pay an arm or a leg for them to come here.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 10:16 AM

You can do this yourself!



And here's your defrost heater assembly, comes with a new defrost thermostat os it guts everything..

 

http://www.repaircli...ber=TFX22ZRXDAA

 


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Posted 21 May 2011 - 10:17 AM

It is a 90 percent chance that one of the defrost heaters have failed.......Use your meter and check the defrost terminator / bi-metal while it is still cold/closed and check for continuity.....If good, defrost the evaporator and check the heaters, a dead give-away is that one end of the failed heater will be burnt and bits of the element will be in the glass tube, but still verify with your meter. P/N WR49x391 for your heaters, about $80 clams :mellow: ( if they carry RPI parts SH303, for $ 40. :thumbsup:) Bimetal p/n is WR50x0117 just in case....check Repairclinic for availability :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 10:36 AM

WOW You all have been so helpful! Right now I'm letting it defrost so I can even get to any of this. I will let you know what I find out as soon as I can. Also thank you you for the diagram it has been very helpful as well.




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Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:19 PM

so it defrosted and the bottom heater is all powdery looking and the ends are black. After I change this defrost heater and thermostat do i have to worry about the the freon being low?

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:22 PM

Nyet, tovarish. Replace the defrost heater with the kit I linked you to in my previous reply and all will be well with thy world.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 12:29 AM

:thumbsup: All I can say is a very big HUGE THANk YOU. Y ou have been so very helpful and will ask more question for advice and help later on with other things. Also I will recommend your site to everyone!






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