Freezer back panel is frosting up, I replace defrost thermostat & defrost heater & defrost timer, Now I think the new defrost timer is bad. The old defrost thermostat # t-o-d 37tu31 31328 l64-41f 197d3382poo3j0429 The new defrost thermostat # t-o-d 37tu31 31662 l64- 41f 19703382pod6 j1339 Old defrost thermostat "OHMS" read 0 New. " ". ". ". "OHMS". """. 3 New & old Defrost timer. "OHMS. Read the same on one terminal. And turn it to defrost mode the same on other terminal Two. other terminal read 0 When I turn the timer to defrost mode the heater get hot when I by pass the thermostat the heater get hot what do I do now? Thank,You Ed
Answer Hello Ed,
When the unit is in defrost, terminal 3 to terminal 2 should read a complete circuit, (0 ohms). When in run, terminal 3 to terminal 4 will read a complete circuit. If these read good and the timer motor runs when 120Vac is applied across terminals 3 to 1, there is no problem with the timer. You should let the unit run until down to temperature and advance the timer into the defrost cycle and look a the heater. It will heat up if operating properly, (as long as the defrost thermostat is below 50°F). If this happens properly, you should check for voltage to the timer motor. The timer has to advance in order to kick into and out of defrost. The defrost timer gets its' voltage from the temperature control.
Freezer got frosted up and food thawed...in freezer...
Refrig not cooling
The fan between the two is running
Had this problem 1 yr ago and replaced the defrost heater assy..
Also notice that the door edge between the refrig and freezer is warm...almost hot to the touch.
Answer Hello PT. Make sure the condenser fan motor is running and the coils in the back are good and clean. 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
Food freezes in fresh food side. Solution/part?
Answer Hello Barry,
If the food is only freezing in the crisper drawers and near the bottom of the unit, the issue is most likely the temperature setting. Refrigeration is backwards so think of it this way. Cold air is heavier than warm air. If the fans are not running, the cold air will equalize at the bottom of the unit. This will make the items in the bottom of the unit freeze on the fresh food side and the top of the unit will warm up on the freezer side causing slow or some times no ice production. The cure for this is to set the fresh food side to a colder setting which will make the unit kick the fans on more often and circulate the air inside the unit. If this is still too cold, try setting the freezer a number warmer.
Where is the defrost timer located on this refrigerator?
Answer David, the defrost control part number WR9X489 is located in the refrigerator section behind the control housing. Thanks.
The freezer of my GE side-by-side fridge seems to go into defrost mode and food & packages form ice crystals as if beginning to thaw and then refreezing.
It sounds like the defrost timer may be sticking during the defrost or the fan operating during the defrost. This would be caused by a faulty defrost timer WR9X489.