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Offline CEK

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Freezer will not automatically defrost
« on: September 23, 2008, 10:38:11 AM »
Automatic defrost is not working, coils keep getting iced up.  And then the refrigerator starts to get warm.  Is this the thermostat or the Heater & Braacket Asm?  Help appreciated.

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Re: Freezer will not automatically defrost
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 11:40:56 AM »
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Re: Freezer will not automatically defrost
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 01:29:00 PM »
Here's what to look at: Remove the access panel in back of the freezer section. Get a hair dryer and thaw out the ice. The heater and terminator assembly should have a disconnect. If the heater tubes look black on the ends then that is the problem.
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Re: Freezer will not automatically defrost
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 01:39:50 PM »
The heater assembly typically looks like this:
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