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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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Re: refrigerator too warm
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2011, 08:03:41 PM »
I notice that if you click on the link to the part I gave for the heater it will show you the manufacture current part number and the old part number too.
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Re: refrigerator too warm
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2011, 08:04:44 PM »
The heater is easy to check. Get a meter and look for continuity. If ya aint got a meter get a suicide cord and check it the old fashion way. Remove it from the ice box and bench test it. Put it on a surface that cannot melt and briefly apply power from a wall socket to see if it starts to warm up. Only takes a sec to see if it is gonna heat up. The terminator must be sitting in a freezer under 25f for a few hours. Then it has to be tested quickly for continuity before it warms up to 50f. So you have a very short window to do the checking from freezer to test bench. What that dude does is kill the power to the heater when the frost is melted. Since the defrost control is electronic it could stay in defrost for anywhere from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. You definitely would NOT want the heater to stay on that long.
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