The freezer coils pack solid with ice and the frig. side does not cool at all. Could it be part #12 the heater - temp control.
You will want to test the continuity of the defrost heater and the thermostat. If they doo not have continuity then you would need to replace the defrost heater and thermostat assembly 61006116. If the thermostat and heater have continuity then you would need to replace the adaptive defrost control 61005988.
The bottom drain clogs with ice. I cleaned it couple of times & this happens on consistent basis in less than a week. Do I have problem with heater & thermostat? or is it something else?
If that is the case, than I know I need to buy your Part Number: AP4072797.
Answer Hello AK. It sounds like the drain is not clearing out all the way. When you clean out the drain, pour hot water through the drain and make sure it flows freely. If not, then there is something blocking the drain line and causing it to freezer over. You may need to use a small plastic pipe snake and clear the drain hose on the unit. If the water flows freely, you will want to check and see if the condenser fan motor 61002038 is running properly to evaporate the water in the unit.
If the heater assembly was defective when the compressor came on would I hear a clicking noise coming from inside the freezer compartment were the fan is located? The noise goes away after about 45 sec. when we open the cover the coils are frozen.
Answer Hi Keith. If you are positive that 1-the noise is from the freezer area, and 2- it is not the fan blade hitting on anything (ice build up) then the only other clicking noise there at the evap. coils will be the thermostat part # 61006116. It comes with the heater prewired. Make sure that you are not hearing the compressor side mounted relay part # 12002794. This is a sign of Comp. run relay failure. Thank You.
My fridge is leaking water,from under neath. The freezer is Icing up on the bottom only.
Answer Hello Audry. It sounds like the drain is clogged. 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. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/refrigerator-freezer-repair/173916-kenmore-top-mount-refrig-h2o-build-up.html
When replacing part # AP4072797 heating element what does the Therm. Assy clip on to?
Answer Hello Warren. The thermostat 61006116 clips on the top of the evaporator assembly on the large copper line. Hope this helps.
If the coil is froze up and the fridge does not stay cool is it the heater and thermostat?
Answer Hello Eric! You do seem to have a defrost system issue. It could be the defrost timer 68233-3 or the defrost thermostat and heater assembly 61006116. You will need to test both to see which has become defective. You can test these parts using a multimeter TJMA-DM1. Here is a link from our free repair forum you can refer to for help with using a multi meter. Hope this helps, thanks! http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html