Hi, I tried reviving an old post with a similar issue with no luck. Anyway, I'm having an ongoing issue with my freezer freezing up. Manual defrosts solve the issue only for it to return again in a few days. Last time I defrosted, I measured resistance on the heater element - it's not open, and I also put the terminator (the sensor on the cooling tube) in warm water and it audibly clicked. Today the fan is making noise due to the encroaching ice build up, so I manually turned the defrost timer and after a few turns the compressor clicked off. I couldn't tell if the heater element came on since it's not apart but after about a coffee's time I heard the timer click back on - does this mean the timer is OK? I don't recall ever hearing this thing click on or off on its own... Logic tells me my next step is to take the cover off the top of the freezer, manually turn the defrost timer and physically feel the element for heat. If the element gets hot then start with a defrost timer? Does this make sense?
Thanks in advance.