I have a traulsen ur48dt-a side by side. The evap coils were completely frozen. I checked both the heating coil and defrost timer. Both are good. My problem is I cant find the part for this particular model. I've called and looked everywhere. The thermostat has L65-30F written on it. Is there a different thermostat I can use for this?
Answer Hello Cory! Unfortunately, we do not carry parts for this particular brand and the number given L65-30F does not pull up any information in our systems. However, the thermostat used on your appliance may be considered universal. Are there any part numbers other than the L65-30F on the part? If so, what are they please? Thanks!
Since I can not find the model number will any thermostat work?
Answer Stuart, the defrost thermostat is model specific. If you have the defrost thermostat out of your appliance now try looking for a part number on the part itself. Here is the link to our model number location tool, this should help you locate the model number on your appliance. Thank you. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
Hello. Frost buildup in freezer, fridge stays warm. I've replaced the defrost timer and still have the problem. Before I order the defrost thermostat, I want to check with my digital ohm-meter. Do I need to remove the thermostat to do this test? Can I just touch the 2 thermostat wires with my leads and get a reading without removing it? Also, if it is an "open" reading (meaning a faulty part?), does that mean I am getting numbers greater than 0 on my ohmmeter? Thank you.
Answer Hi Bob. The defrost thermostat in frozen temperatures always ohms out closed (0-Ohms). Usually 15° or so. Then it also needs to open as temperatures raise so it shuts the heater off and not melt the cabinet. The element needs to measure resistance and not open (infinity). These are best to change together since they are electrically in the same circuit and they work 24/7 along with the same age. It is a bit of time it takes to defrost the coils (manually) and install all parts. The heater and defrost thermostat can be measured with one wire disconnected as long as there is no power going to it. Heater part # 5317842502. Thermostat part # 5303917954. Thank You.
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