I have changed the defrost timer. How do I test the heater?
Answer Hello Kent. You can test the heater with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. It should read closed for continuity. You can also test the defrost thermostat the same way. Hope this helps.
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How do you put mod.GSS22QGPHCC into manual Defrost?
Answer Hello Butch. Here is a link to our Repair Forum, this is a free service to our customers. Use this link to access the repair for your question.
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Ordered the WR51X10101 to replace a an old, single element defrost heater for my side-by-side. I had to splice the wires (using one included in the kit) as the existing wire in the freezer wouldn't reach. Several hours after the repair, I smelled burnt plastic; opened up the freezer again to find the connection had melted at the site of the splice. What would cause this? Can I remove the jumper and route through only one of the elements to reduce the load?
Answer Hello Jon,
If you use only one element, it will be the wrong wattage and will burn out prematurely. You will need to make the connection tightly and seal from moisture with petroleum jelly or grease. The connection was loose so it built up heat so you will need to make sure it is tight. If using a wire nut, you will need to hold the wires beside one another and let the wire nut twist the wires for a proper connection. If using a crimp connector, it will have to be crimped tightly so the wires cannot be pulled out. Also, the extension does not have to be used if the short wire is carefully draped across the evaporator so no screws will catch it when the back wall is re-installed. In this case the wire should cross the evaporator side piece as centered between the screws as possible.
How many times is your refrigerator suppose to defrost in a 24 hour period?
Answer Hello Jones. There is no set number of times. It should at least do it once in 24 hours.
the other day the freezer starting getting warmer,ice cream was melted . shut it down, let it defrost for an hour. in the morning everything was fine, temp was -1. as the night went on the temp rose. in the morning it was at -1 again. 15 hours later it is rising again. no frost on the back of the freezer
The first thing that you will want to do is to check the thermistors in the unit. The resistance rating of each thermistor. The thermistor resistance should be 42K ohms at 0 degrees, 14.4K ohms at 37 degrees and 5k ohms at 77 degrees. If these check ok then the control board would be the most likely issue.
Your defrost heater kit has two bulbs. My 9" unit has one bulb. How do I connect it? There is no video on a two bulb unit.
Answer Carol, the defrost heater kit part number WR51X10101 is the correct replacement listed for your model and will include the installation instructions to adapt to your unit. Thanks.