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Offline Mudweizer

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Freezer works, refrigerator inoperative.
« on: March 21, 2011, 06:23:52 PM »
Hello everyone!

Like the title states, refrigerator (ET14JKXFW01) inoperative. I took the cover of the evaporator coil and it is frozen up. I used a hair dryer to defrost it and seems to be working okay now. I went to an online parts place with a diagram, shows a heater. What all do I need to check to determine what is needed to repair this refrigerator?

Thanks for any help,

Chris


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Re: Freezer works, refrigerator inoperative.
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 06:35:51 PM »
Chris the defrost timer is located inside the control panel in the fresh food section.
Now that you have defrosted the unit,run it for 24 hours,then use a flat scredriver to turn the defrost timer clockwise until the unit cuts off.
You can then put a amp meter on an incoming power wire to test for a load on the heater.
It should read about 3.5 amps.
If no amp draw is present replace the defrost thermostat in the freezer.
The heater(calrod) is most likely good.
If you do read 3.5 amps or better,replace the defrost timer.
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Re: Freezer works, refrigerator inoperative.
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 06:43:34 PM »
Chris the defrost timer is located inside the control panel in the fresh food section.
Now that you have defrosted the unit,run it for 24 hours,then use a flat scredriver to turn the defrost timer clockwise until the unit cuts off.
You can then put a amp meter on an incoming power wire to test for a load on the heater.
It should read about 3.5 amps.
If no amp draw is present replace the defrost thermostat in the freezer.
The heater(calrod) is most likely good.
If you do read 3.5 amps or better,replace the defrost timer.

I will give this a shot tomorrow, thank you for your assistance.

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Re: Freezer works, refrigerator inoperative.
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2011, 04:39:58 PM »
No amp draw was present. Is the defrost thermostat apart of the wire harness or sold separate?

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Re: Freezer works, refrigerator inoperative.
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2011, 05:33:10 PM »
No amp draw was present. Is the defrost thermostat apart of the wire harness or sold separate?


After further research, no one shows it listed or separate. I took the freezer back apart and got the number off the defrost thermostat. FSP 2183073 is no longer available, shows 4387490 as replacement number. That sound about right on some models, no part listed?

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Re: Freezer works, refrigerator inoperative.
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2011, 06:11:19 PM »
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That sound about right on some models, no part listed?

Not right, but something I have seen before with defrost thermostats.

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I took the freezer back apart and got the number off the defrost thermostat. FSP 2183073 is no longer available, shows 4387490 as replacement number

I researched the number off your old defrost thermostat and it does indeed cross over to the new part number of 4387490

Here are the parts numbers I found for the rest of the defrost system on your model.

Defrost Timer: 2183400
Defrost Heater: 2263749


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Re: Freezer works, refrigerator inoperative.
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2011, 06:11:44 PM »
You can use a 60 degree "universal" thermostat.
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Re: Freezer works, refrigerator inoperative.
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2011, 06:16:03 PM »
Thank you AJ and jumptrout51 for the help. :)

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Re: Freezer works, refrigerator inoperative.
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2011, 06:16:42 PM »
You can use a 60 degree "universal" thermostat.

Got a part number?

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Re: Freezer works, refrigerator inoperative.
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2011, 07:04:38 PM »
A few of the more common are:
53039175954
216872200
WR50X122
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Re: Freezer works, refrigerator inoperative.
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2011, 07:41:57 PM »
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