View single post by PK
 Posted: Thu May 5th, 2005 04:34 am
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Joined: Wed May 4th, 2005
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas USA
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A refrigerator with a defrost problem will cool fine for 2-3 days until the frost builds up again.  Might want to check the defrost heater to see if it is working.  Loosen the cover over the evaperator and make sure it is frosted.  Advance the defrost timer into defrost by turning the little dial to the right slowly till you hear a louder click and the box goes dead except for the light.  Do this slowly because the defrost cycle is only  3 clicks.  If you go too fast and go back into the cooling mode, just turn it again to get it into defrost.  Then watch the defrost heater to see if it comes on, gets red.  This might take 3-5 minutes.  If it comes on, it is good as is the bi-metal.  If it does not come on either the heater is bad or the bi-metal is bad or not wired in right.  But I would suspect the heater is bad since the bi-metal is new.  If the defrost heater comes on, this means the timer is wired wrong.  If the heater comes on let me know which terminal the flying lead is on, 1 or 2. The replacement FSP timer is the 8 hour timer, as it replaces the 12 and 10 hour timers as W/P decided that was too long between defrost cycles and could cause problems.  I hope this helps you some, and will be waiting for your reply.  Thanks for your reply.   Pegi

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