I have changed the defrost timer. How do I test the heater?
Answer Hello Kent. You can test the heater with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. It should read closed for continuity. You can also test the defrost thermostat the same way. Hope this helps.
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How do you put mod.GSS22QGPHCC into manual Defrost?
Answer Hello Butch. Here is a link to our Repair Forum, this is a free service to our customers. Use this link to access the repair for your question.
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Ordered the WR51X10101 to replace a an old, single element defrost heater for my side-by-side. I had to splice the wires (using one included in the kit) as the existing wire in the freezer wouldn't reach. Several hours after the repair, I smelled burnt plastic; opened up the freezer again to find the connection had melted at the site of the splice. What would cause this? Can I remove the jumper and route through only one of the elements to reduce the load?
Answer Hello Jon,
If you use only one element, it will be the wrong wattage and will burn out prematurely. You will need to make the connection tightly and seal from moisture with petroleum jelly or grease. The connection was loose so it built up heat so you will need to make sure it is tight. If using a wire nut, you will need to hold the wires beside one another and let the wire nut twist the wires for a proper connection. If using a crimp connector, it will have to be crimped tightly so the wires cannot be pulled out. Also, the extension does not have to be used if the short wire is carefully draped across the evaporator so no screws will catch it when the back wall is re-installed. In this case the wire should cross the evaporator side piece as centered between the screws as possible.