How to advance timer to defrost cycle
Answer Hello Jack. Power off the unit for 30 seconds. Thermostat off. Power on the refrigerator.
I have an Estate refridge model number as entered. The freezer works fine but the lower section will not go any lower than 50. Do you have any thoughts on what the most common problem would be. I think it would be a defrosting problem, but I have no idea where to start.
Answer Hello Mark. If the fan motor is working, but the back wall is frosted, then it is a defrost issue. 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
I just bought a new evaporator fan from you because mine was squeeling now the fridg doesnt get cold but the freezer is fine the fan is spinning but doesnt seem to be sending much air to the fridg
Answer Hello Barry. Check the damper from the freezer to the fresh food and make sure it is not closed or blocked. If it is good, the motor may not be running fast enough. If not, check and make sure the blade is not binding the motor.