Lately my refrigerator is dying out. I defrost it and turn it back on after a day, works fine for a week and then dies again, repeat process. I was told by a qualified repair man it was the heating element and sensor, which I can change. Do you think the frost kit needs to be changed as well?
Answer Hello Ross. No, it does not need the frost kit 12002756. 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
Does this kit come with step by step easy to follow instructions? Do I need special tools or equipment to install this kit?
Answer Hi Louis. This frost kit comes with full instructions to install this kit. Part # 12002756. No, you will not use any special tools to install this kit only a 1/4" nut driver or a Phillip's screwdriver, needle nose pliers. Thank You.