Freezer is building up ice but the refrigerator is not as cold as it should be. If this is a defrost problem, can I fix this my self?
Answer Hello Laura. Sure you can. 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
How exactly do I do a continuity test on the heating element?
Answer Hello Theresa. You can test the heater 5303918247 with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. You will unplug the heater and touch the leads to the heater ends. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html