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Re: refrigerator too warm
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2011, 08:39:02 PM »
It's not a bad idea to replace both the defrost heater and defrost thermostat at the same time as JW said.

With some model refrigerator the defrost heater and defrost thermostat come together as one part.
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Re: refrigerator too warm
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2011, 09:25:56 AM »
I guess while we are at it, we minus well replace the timer also?  Fix the defrost problem all around the board

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Re: refrigerator too warm
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2011, 09:38:10 AM »
A 6 hour 21 minute timer with a 2143 config is around $5 (GP1) generic timer. I would.
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Re: refrigerator too warm
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2011, 10:27:16 AM »
So, just to re-cap.  If we have frost building up heavily on the evap coils and the whole system is sealed well.  Then we should replace the defrost thermostat, the heater and the timer??

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Re: refrigerator too warm
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2011, 01:54:26 PM »
You have the option to replace just the bad part. You don't have to replace them all.
It depends on your budget.
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Re: refrigerator too warm
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2011, 05:16:08 PM »
I guess while we are at it, we minus well replace the timer also?  Fix the defrost problem all around the board

Has anyone other then myself looked up the model number in this topic?

The defrost cycle is timed by the control board. There is no mechanical defrost timer on this model.

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A 6 hour 21 minute timer with a 2143 config is around $5 (GP1) generic timer. I would.

Not a option on this model.
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Re: refrigerator too warm
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2011, 05:57:22 PM »
I didn't look up the model number. But as I was saying yeah if the part is cheap timer go ahead and swap it out but a control board is another thing. Like I say whatever your budget is basically.
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Re: refrigerator too warm
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2011, 07:33:52 PM »
It is interesting, that since I defrosted again. the refrig has been down to 38 degrees, rising to 42 when we open the door a few times. 

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Re: refrigerator too warm
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2011, 07:51:31 PM »
How do I verify that the defrost heater is bad?  Will it show a short?  Also, parts info sent by Frigidare are

Heater  240316107

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Re: refrigerator too warm
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2011, 07:58:49 PM »
How do I verify that the defrost heater is bad?  Will it show a short?  Also, parts info sent by Frigidare are

Heater  240316107


PART NUMBER: 240316107
Substitution: 242044113

Looks like you got a old part number from Frigidaire as it subs to the new part number that I posted.

You can check the heater with a ohm meter. If the heater is bad it will check open. If it's good you would get some kind of reading with the ohm meter, maybe something like 30 ohms or so.
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