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 Posted: Tue Aug 30th, 2005 09:51 pm
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I have the same problem with the defrost cycle and need help diagnosing if it is the control board or the thermostat/element.

Here are the facts:

1)The first time I jumpted L1 and test the defrost cycle went on for about 20 minutes(removed back wall to confirm this).
2)Subsequent tries (while frozen over) stopped the motor but did not turn on the element).
3)There are no burn marks on the board to indicate a burnout.
4)The resistance on the thermostat measured 240k ohms with slight fluctuation +- 20k between hot (room temp.) and cold (15 degrees).
5)The 2 year full waranty just expired (my luck).

Can you tell me definitively samurai if the board or the thermostat is the culprit, or, do you have any further diagnostics to confirm which component is at fault?