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 Posted: Mon Jun 12th, 2006 02:27 am
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I have a Kenmore top freezer refrigerator model number 253.64802400. It is made by gibson. When i got home from the lake, i noticed the frig was warm. I proceeded to check the faq's and looked at the evaporator. No ice at all. The evaporator fan is not running. It is a natural convection unit and the coils are clean. The compressor is not humming or running at all.When i turn the thermostat inside the frig nothing happens. As far as i can tell, there are only 2 wires running into a small box attached to my compressor and no other wires. I could not see how the box came off so i checked the two wires with an ohm metere and got 4 ohms. There is no power coming to the evap fan, and it does have continuity. 

Is this the thermostat. help because the frige is less than 2 years old and i really hate warm beer.:shock:

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update. I got the cover off of the relay and overload protector, and i checked my ohms on the compressor. On all 3 prongs had about 15 ohms or under. So the compressor is good right? The relay appears to have a coil around the outside. I assume to magnetize the plunger inside. When i put my ohm meter in the 2 terminals that plug into the compressor, and flip it over to acuate the plunger i do get continuity. So cold control/ thermostat how do i check it????

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the fact that the evp fan is not running and no power to the compressor and condenser fan motor you may have bad defrost timer p#240371001 which you will find in the food compartment
put a screw driver in the hole and give it a turn clockwise see what happens post back ck

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it wouldnt move. it is slotted one way for a flat head screw driver right???? does this mean it is bad????

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are u sure it won't move when you put the screw drive in the hole an turn it ,then you have a defective defrost timer. post back

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Yep it was the defrost timer all right. thank you soo much. A 15 dollar fix in and some time with my volt meter. I really appreciate the help.

 

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