For whatever reason that darn defrost heater is not working and we're talking the new one.
You know, when I first melted the evaporator coils with a blow dryer, awaiting the defrost heater to be delivered, the cooling in the freezer/fridge lasted about 8 days...no problems.
Ever since I changed to the new defrost heater, I am getting about half that time and then I have to blow dry the coils again. I can't tell you why but I've wondered if that darn heater was malfunctioned from the time I bought it.
Also, when I replaced the rear main board on Tuesday night, a fan was running in the freezer nonstop it seemed for days.
After blow drying the freezer the fridge just doesn't seem to go below 40 degrees after about two days and it's just down hill from that.
Now, I'm finding water at the bottom of the fridge and it's getting underneath the flat panel right at the front of the fridge.
I've replaced the defrost heater part # WR51X10030
Main board part # WR55X10942
Defrost thermostat part # WR50X10015
and the temperature sensor part # WR55X10025
What else is there?
The fridge, after a few days, still is getting much cooler below than at the top and the damper is opening and shutting fine.
I can tell you this, since blow drying the coils, the freezer fan is blowing cold air throught the damper... I put my hand next to the damper and the air is very cold as it should be. I was wondering if it was possible for the frost build up to have been too much when I replaced the main board, i.e., too much for the heater to melt.
I've put the panel back on but have not screwed it in yet. I've checked the coils now after having blow dried the frost off and the frost is building up as it should normally. There are 15 rows of coils in the front and after about 1.5 hours all the coils have frost on them but mostly the bottom 5 - 6 coils in the front (I peek in from the top of the panel). I'm trying to see if the heater will turn on to melt the frost.When do you think the heater will come on?
I may call a technician...