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 Posted: Thu Jun 23rd, 2005 03:54 am
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And just where the heck you been, my friend, while I fell asleep last night posting on this thread???;)  And again today??  hummmm?  The heaters are in those 2 ugly silver looking mounting brackets, one at the bottom and the other half way to the top.  Even if one is broken, you have to buy the set which will be 2 heaters and the bimetal all wired into a harness since these all broke because water got into the connections and broke the heating coil inside the glass...  Thanks GLC, for the photo, even if it was several hours too late..:P.....you are supposed to be in here helping me, you know......:cool:....Pegi



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here is a good look at yours with numbers to talk about.

Just staring at the ceiling and thinking a lot today.

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:D;):cool:....Thanks for the help, friend......Pegi



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I just have the one at the bottom. How do I test it? There isn't one in the middle. Should there be?

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No I don't see opne for your model in the middle.
Did you carefully remove the heater?



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ya but I didnt unplug the wires.

 

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Remove the heater by removing the bracket and carefully unplugging the wires. If you do not hold both ends of the connection while pulling the wires off you will pull the connection out with it. So do it carefully. After you have the bracket off and the heater off and the wires off the heater tube. In your hand you should just have the bracket and the glass tube heater. Take your continuity checker / OHMS meter and test the heater for continuity. You must have a meter or borrow one.



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K. thats a problem. I don't have a meter tester. If I borrow one how do I use it? I know theres a black prong and a red plug.

 

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If you do not have a meter BUT you have allowed all
the frost to melt out of the freezer you could use
electrical tape and tape the ends of those two loose
wire us very good. Put the white back panel back on
the freezer back. Turn your refrigerator on and it
will cool properly for about 3 days giving you time
to test this heater and if it is bad to purchase one.
Get a freidn to test it for you. It take only
2 seconds if once you have a meter, an know how
to use it.

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Right on thanks!

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please look at this

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GLC wrote:
If you do not have a meter BUT you have allowed all
the frost to melt out of the freezer you could use
electrical tape and tape the ends of those two loose
wire us very good. Put the white back panel back on
the freezer back. Turn your refrigerator on and it
will cool properly for about 3 days giving you time
to test this heater and if it is bad to purchase one.
Get a freidn to test it for you. It take only
2 seconds if once you have a meter, an know how
to use it.


I NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU DO NOT TAPE THESE TWO WIRES TOGETHER. yOU TAPE THE ENDS OF EACH ONE SO THEY CAN NOT TOUCH EACH OTHER OR ANYTHING ELSE.



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How do I unplug the wires? Is it the brown connectors or the clear plastic pieces that go into the heater?

 

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Nevermind. I unplugged it and the glass tube came out of the light brown piece. Black dust fell out and the end of my wires have quick connectors on the end of them, but I checked the continuity by pushing the wires back in the tube and checking the heater and got no reading what so ever. I would believe that if It was still in one piece I still wouldn't have gotten a reading due to the dust. I would think even though the coil inside the tube came unraveled and came off the brown piece it would still have a reading if the coil was good since it was still connected to the prong inside the brown piece. Please let me know what you think. Thanks!!!!

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I think you need new heaters :cool:



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I only had the 1 heater at the bottom not one in the middle, but you think with the balck dust that meant the heater was bad? We have some what of the same kind of heating  element at my work and other the coils are sprung or black dust comes out. Whatchya think? How much do these run and once I replace it how will I know if that fixed my original problem? Thanks!!!

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Sir the only way you test the heaters are with a meter. Or with a cheater cord and I will NOT get into that test with you. If the element is out of the glass you can not use that heater anyway cause water will drip on it and burn it out. Thats why thet are in glass. So in that case it is bad. If you have more than that one problem I do not know. But with what you have described to me about THAT heater you can NOT use it.
Only purchase the one for your model number. DO NO substitute any thing else. No fires, okay. Purchase the part right here from this site and they will ship it right to your door.
This is the part to order

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Okay I got it replaced and got the new heater and it came with the round disc thermometer that hooks up to the top of the coils. How will I know if this fixed the problem or if I just replaced a part that didn't need replacing? Thanks for all of the help by the way!!!

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You will know if this fixed the problem if you box does not ice back up again.  If it does ice back up, you know you need to replace the defrost timer also.



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So that will take care of the problem then since I already replaced 2 of the 3 parts it could have been?

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