I have a figidaire side by side and the freezer keeps freezing up. I tested the defrost heater for continuity and it has 0.03 on the meter so im figuring that it is okay. The fridge and freezer will run constantly and in time it freezes up what do you suggest? I also have another issue that the ice maker sistem quit working along with the lights in the freezer side of the unit do you think this would be the main board?
ANSWER Hello Jimmy. It sounds like you may have a defrost problem with the unit. Check and see if there is any frost build up on the back wall of the freezer. If so, you will need to test the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. I will include a link at the end to assist you how to use the multi-meter if needed. If both parts are good, you will need to replace the defrost timer. Once the problem is repaired, you will need to thaw out the ice on the coils before the unit will operate properly. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, September 07, 2012