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 Posted: Sat May 7th, 2005 05:54 pm
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The Seven


Joined: Tue Mar 29th, 2005
Location: Canada
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cdelsig wrote:
At what temperature(s) should the thermometer perform its functions?  I noticed when I was installing the new one it mentioned 25° and 50°,

Here is a pic of my frosted up coils. Notice the glowing red calrod heater that has been in defrost mode for 8-10 minutes.  

This is a "defrost thermostat" with cut-in (ON) at 25F and cut-out (OFF) at 50F.
Most new Whirlpool fridges use a cut-out temperature at 60 to 70F.
50F cut-out is too low for Whirlpool fridge and will lead to "insufficient defrost heating" which will lead to the building up of frost.
8-10 min defrost heating ON-time is a bit short. Would normally expect 10-15 min out of a period of 21 min.

Note that "Heavy frost" is building up in your picture.
You still have "minor" defrost problem.

The Seven