In manual defrost thru electronic control will display show it and if defrost thermostat is bad will it work?
Answer Paul, No there will not be a "visible" indication from the control or otherwise. First thing to remember, the refrigerator needs to be in a cooling mode, (compressor running) System Diagnostics An electrical connection between the light switch and refrigerator light bulb is coupled to the ADC system board, providing a manual method of initiating defrost and back to compressor. The actuation code will be a minimum of (5) depressions of the light switch within a (6) second time period. • If a defrost is initiated manually and the termination
thermostat is closed, the heater will be actuated until(the compressor will cease running) • If a defrost is initiated manually and the termination thermostat is closed, the heater will be actuated until the termination thermostat opens. A 6 minute drip time follows before actuating the compressor and setting the next defrost time. • When terminating the defrost manually and the termination thermostat is closed or open, the compressor is activated and sets the next defrost time.
I depress light switch 6 times on fresh food side but unit does not go into manual defrost mode.
Answer Hello Paul. This product comes equipped with an Electronic Defrost Control. To initiate defrost, depress the fresh food light switch 5 times in 6 seconds (light bulb must be working). To terminate defrost, depress the fresh food light switch 5 times in 6 seconds. If not, replace the switch board 5303918538.
I can hear something in my freezer cycling on and off every few seconds? and it may do this for 10- 15 min. and then what every is cycling comes on and stays on for a little while then goes off. Every thing seems to be fine in the freezer and in the refrigerator but just hearing some thing cycling on and off a lot.
I have not seen any freezing of the coils ?
You will want to pull the unit out and check to see if the compressor is what is cycling on and off. Check to make sure that the condenser fan motor is running. If the condenser fan motor is not running then it would cause the compressor to cycle on and off. If the fan motor is not running then you will want to check the voltage to make sure that there is 120 vac to the motor. If the motor is getting power and not running then you will need to replace the motor.
My defroster is not working properly. The evaporator coils are freezing up. I want to test the defrost limiter but it looks like it has already been replaced once and I am not sure if I should recut the wires or if I should try to remove the splice connector holding the two wires together. Is there a good way to remove this crimped connector?
Answer Beth, It may be easier to test the circuits at the six(6) pin connector in the harness from the wall. check across pin #2(light blue) and pin #4(blue) wires, if the thermostat is cold or in ice it should have a "closed" circuit on the meter, you can also check from pin#4(blue) to pin # 3(brown) wires you should also read a "closed" circuit, or a resistance of approximately 20 ohms, this will verify if the defrost heater is operational. that will isolate the issue to a loose connection, broken wire or faulty control board 5303918340