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Offline fireC

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Refrigerator not defrosting
« on: December 19, 2011, 07:46:31 AM »
I seem to have a defrost problem with our Whirlpool GX5SHDXVD02 refrigerator.
How can I test the defrost parts?

Offline AJ

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Re: Refrigerator not defrosting
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 10:35:19 AM »
I have attached a copy of the tech sheet for your refrigerator. It has a great troubleshooting guide and test for the defrost system.

Your refrigerators defrost system has only three parts to it.

1. Defrost Heater: Part # AP4078863
2. Defrost Thermostat / Bi Metal: Part # AP4310486
3. Defrost Timer / Electronic Control Board: Part # AP4366538

My personal experience with this type of refrigerator with the control board for the defrost system is most often the problem is with the control board.

Sometimes I find a bad defrost thermostat. Most of the time the heater is fine.

Let us know what you find or if you have any other questions.

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