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
My compressor will come on work but deforst heater will not work. I replaced heater but my coil still freez & heater will not work. Help////
Answer Hello William. 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