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Checked defrost bi metal an heater all ckecks ckeck ok

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Kemore coldspot #106.73904300.. Fridge stays running all the time, back of freezer is frosted up . Shut down, let it completely unthaw, checked bi-metal seems to function O.K. fridge works fine for 4-6...


Find the timer and advance it to defrost. If the heater comes on, timer is bad. If nothing happens, either bad heater our defrost. Time should be located with the thermostat. If it is a electronic timer, turn t-stat off and on with 2 second pauses 5 times. Should go into defrost, if not bad board.

Aug 18, 2012 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Kitchenaid side-by side does not cool


First check to see if the fan in the freezer is running. Also check to see if there is ice build up on the freezer wall, if so then more than likely have a defrost problem. If so, then Your problem is one or more parts of the defrost system is malfunctioned and in return your problem arises. There are three parts to the system, the defrost timer or in some cases control board, defrost thermostat also known as a bi-metal, and the defrost heater. The defrost system is set up to operate as so. The defrost timer or control board will turn the machine off, in some cases every 8 hours, some 12. During this time period the defrost heaters, located behind the freezer wall and rest underneath the evaporator, yet wires to them run up the side of it, are energized and emit heat that raises upward to melt the ice that has formed on the evaporator coils. The bi-metal or defrost thermostat is at the top of the evaporator. When the heat from the heater starts to reach the bi-metal, it breaks the circuit turning the heater off. The whole purpose of this is because the freezer cool the refridgerator side by drawing air across the coils and blowing to the other side via the evap fan motor. In my opinion, if you change one part of the defrost system change them all because usually when one part fails another will follow, so save yourself the time and the food loss, the cost difference is minute.

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Apr 28, 2012 | KitchenAid Refrigerators

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Hi im having problems with my kenmore 10656532400 refrig. It started with the refrig. not getting cold but freezer working fine. now freezer not getting as cold as it should no more and there is ice on the...


If the ice is covering the whole evaporator coil then you have abad defrost problem. The defrost system consist of a defrost timer, a bi-metal thermostat and defrost heater/heaters. If the machine is running non stop chances are its the timer thats bad, but also look at the bi-metal thermostat to see if it is disfigured(the top will look popped out and swollen). Last thing is to check for continuity in the defrost heaters. All three parts are fairly cheap and from my experiance chances are its the timer or bi-metal thermostat.

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Oct 28, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Ice forming on back wall of freezer, not making ice, not getting air flow to refrigerator


Thaw out the evaporator and check your defrost heater for continuity. Check you bi-metal thermostat for signs of swelling. The bi-metal has to be @25f before continuity can be confirmed on it.5051637.jpg Check your defrost timer or adaptive defrost control if the heater and bi-metal check out. Notice the bi_metal mounted upper right hand corner. It opens and kills the heater once the temp gets hot enough to melt the frost.(50f)

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Jun 01, 2010 | Kenmore 64802 Top Freezer Refrigerator

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I'm getting frost in my freezer and loosing temperature in my frig


Hi, Unplug the refrigerator. The automatic defrost is not working properly. You will need to remove the rear panel inside the freezer section and test the defrost heater and bi-metal switch. The bi-metal switch located on the top of the evaporator coil needs to be tested while it is still cold. Check and see if the switch has continuity. If the bi-metal switch shows an open circuit, replace it. If it shows a closed circuit, test the defrost heater the same way. If both the defrost heater and the bi-metal switch are ok, the defrost timer will need changed.
You will need to defrost the evaporator coils with a hair dryer. Please let me know if this helps you at all or if I can assist you further.

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Vic

Aug 14, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Our Maytag TM-1 top mount refrigerator has stopped cooling (lights are on, so there's power). What would be likely culprits? It has auto-defrost.


frost free refrigerators consists of -
1)Heater
2)Thermostat(bimetal)
3)timer

heater and bi metal are in freezer section. First check heater. Give it direct power supply. If it heats up,its OK. Then check bimetal. Immerse it in Ice. check continuity using a continuity tester. If its showing continuity its OK too.

change timer if both heater and bi metal are OK.

Aug 09, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Kenmore 15.2 upright freezer coils freezing up


Check the bi-metal switch. when cold, it should have continuity also.
If both heater and bi-metal are good, change the defrost timer

I hope this helps.
Please leet me know if I can assist you further
Vic

May 31, 2009 | Freezers

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2001 top freezer won't defrost


Hi, You will need to check three different parts of the defrost cycle. The most common problem is the bi-metal switch. UNPLUG the refrigerator and remove the rear inside freezer panel and locate the bi-metal switch attached to the evaporator coil in the upper corner. You will need a voltage/ohms meter for this test. Check the switch to see if it has continuity. Note: This switch has to be cold in order to test it! If it tests open circuit, you will need to change the bi-metal switch. If the bi-metal switch tests ok, then test the defrost heater the same as you tested the bi-metal switch.
IIf both of these parts test ok, you will need to change the defrost timer.
Please get em a model # and I can assist you on locating the timer.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Vic

May 29, 2009 | Kenmore 64802 Top Freezer Refrigerator

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The freezer isn't freezing and the refridgerator isn't staying cold. i unplug it to defrost it and it will work for about a week ten its the same thing all over again


guff21, you have a problem with defrost cycle.
3 things, defrost heater, bi metal, and timer. either one of the three goes bad, same problem appears.

check the defrost heater by resistance. it should have a resistance
check the timer if it is turning and tunning and transfering from cooling mode to heating mode and vice versa.
you can only check the bi-metal if its all frozen up. the bi-metal is close at freezing temperature and opens at thaw themperature.

i hope i was able to solve your problem.

Jul 08, 2008 | Refrigerators

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Frosty


IS THE BACK OF THE FREEZER CLEAR ICE OR WHITE FROST?
IF IT IS WHITE FROST, THERE IS A FAILURE OF THE DEFROST CYCLE. THREE COMPONENTS NEED TO BE CHECKED. THERE IS A DEFROST TIMER, HEATER AND BI-METAL. THE HEATER AND BI-METAL ARE LOCATED BEHIND THE BACK WALL OF THE FREEZER WHERE THE FROST IS BUILDING UP. IF IT IS A WHIRLPOOL, THE TIMER IS LOCATED IN THE FRESH FOOD COMPARTMENT WITH THE COLD CONTROL. LOOK FOR A HOLE THE SIZE OF A DIME IN THE CONTROL HOUSING. THERE IS A SMALL DIAL IN THERE THAT CAN BE ADVANCED WITH A SCREWDRIVER.
ADVANCE IT UNTIL YOU HEAR A STRONG CLICK AND THE
REFRIGERATOR SHUTS OFF. THAT WILL BE IN THE DEFROST CYCLE. WAIT ABOUT TEN MINUTES AND LISTEN FOR SIZZLING IN THE FREEZER COMPARTMENT. ALSO LOOK FOR A RED/ORANGE GLOW IN THE FREEZER. IF THAT HAPPENS, THE HEATER AND BI-METAL ARE O.K.
REPLACE THE TIMER. IF NOT, TAKE THE BACK PANEL OFF THE FREEZER AND CHECK THE HEATER AND BI-METAL WITH A VOLT-OHM METER. REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE PART.
ON G.E. REFRIGERATORS, SOME HAVE THE TIMER LOCATED BEHIND THE TOE PLATE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE REFRIGERATOR. ON OTHER REFRIGERATORS, IT IS LOCATED INSIDE THE COMPRESSOR COMPARTMENT TUCKED BACK IN A CORNER.

Mar 31, 2008 | Refrigerators

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