Freezer is freezing up and not defrosting cause bottom to warm up and not get cold.
Answer Hello Nancy. Test the heater and the thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. If they are good, you will need to replace the timer if there is a defrost problem. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. 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
The freezer works good, but the refirgerater does not get cold. What can I do to fix this? I have cleaned the coils in the back and the inside. Mike.
Answer Hi Mike. A few scenerios. Is the evaporator fan motor/ blade turning up to speed? The motor is part # 218878801.The fan blade is part # 5308000010. The damper needs to be opened mid way to get cold air to the Fresh Food cabinet.This part # is 218722200. If your evaporator coils continue to freeze up, Then I would replace the defrost thermostat part # 5303917954. Thank you.
What symptoms should I look for if the defrost thermostat fails? Is it located in the back of the freezer compartment? Is there a schematic available showing this part and how to replace it?
Answer Hello Shirley. If the defrost thermostat fails there will be a build up of frost on the back wall of the freezer section. This can, however, also be a symptom of the defrost heater or timer as well. The defrost thermostat is part number 5303917954 and it is located near the defrost heater 3206453. You can visit our free repair forum for installation assistance, here is the link to register. Thanks!