Author Topic: Kenmore Refrigerator not defrosting again.  (Read 6402 times)

Offline Boatsrule

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Re: Kenmore Refrigerator not defrosting again.
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2011, 07:35:53 PM »
It's room temp and does not read ohms. I could stick it in the snow then check it.

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Re: Kenmore Refrigerator not defrosting again.
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2011, 07:41:27 PM »
Put it in another ice box for a couple hours then quickly check it before it gets a chance to open. The most common terminator will close contacts (have continuity) at 25f They open (no continuity) at 50f. The job of the termination thermostat is to kill power to the heater element when the temp gets warm enough to melt frost off the coils. If the heater were to stay on for the entire 20 or so minutes of defrost it would not be pretty in there. It takes no time at all for the temp transition so you gotta be ready and check the terminator pretty fast.
By the way that is an Amana Bottom Mount ice box ain't it?

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Re: Kenmore Refrigerator not defrosting again.
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2011, 07:43:30 PM »
Ok I'll let you know what I read in the morning.

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Re: Kenmore Refrigerator not defrosting again.
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2011, 04:30:40 AM »
Ok I just took it out of the freezer after sitting in there all night. It now reads 00.1 ohms. Seems really low!

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Re: Kenmore Refrigerator not defrosting again.
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2011, 10:10:57 AM »
Get another one. If the heater is ok leave it be.
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