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    795.72053.118 Kenmore Refrigerator - Ice build up on fridge coils - odd case

    Hi-- I've been working on my parents' Kenmore Elite 795.72053.118 (actually manufactured by LG) french door fridge (purchased 2013). Last summer (2019) they noticed some odd noises and found their fridge cooling coils were completely iced over, requiring them to manually defrost. They had to...
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    RF266AEBP - Testing the DA47-00243K Bimetal Defrost Thermostat

    Short story/question: I'm looking for info on testing the DA47-00243K Bimetal defrost thermostat. Everything I know and have read about these devices is that should be closed when frozen and open when warmed above "room" temperature. For this specific device I believe these numbers to be open...
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    WRV986FDEM01 Whirlpool Refrigerator Evaporator icing

    My refrigerator model WRV986FDEM01 began experiencing loss of cooling in the freezer and refrigerator sections 2 weeks ago. Upon disassembly I discovered the evaporator coils were completely frozen with ice and the evaporator fan was hitting the ice that formed. I defrosted the evaporator using...
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    Whirlpool WRS588FIHZ Not Defrosting...

    Hi All, Would you please help me understand the next step in repairing my Whirlpool WRS588FIHZ side-by-side refrigerator that's not defrosting? Specifically, I've already replaced the bi-metal (including the wiring harness), ensured the coil fan is working, and that the heater checks good for...
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    Kenmore Elite 596.75529400 fan/condenser running frequently

    Hello, I've been reading threads about similar issues but I haven't found a clear answer to what the issue could be on my french door/lower freezer appliance. I first notice an issue with it in July of 2019. One weekend, I noticed the fan was running all the time for at least 24 hours. The...
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    FIXED 106.51789413 Kenmore Refrigerator - Trying to Troubleshoot Defrost Problem

    Fridge: 1.5 year old Side-by-Side Kenmore 51789 (seems to be a Whirlpool model?) Service Sheet: W10670778 A Over the last couple of days, I’ve noticed my fridge and freezer were slowly getting less and less cold, with the fridge seemingly doing worst at keeping cold. Looking at the freezer, I...
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    PFSS6PKXESS GE Refrigerator - What is this part? Bi-metal Defrost Thermostat?

    Hi, I'm new to this forum and I would like some quick help from the knowledgeable mods here. In short, what is this part? I haven't seen it in any of the many websites I have looked. It's pulled from a GE Fridge PFSS6PKXESS, circled in red: I believe it should be the bimetal part 25 from...
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    WRF535SWHZ00 Freezer defroster won't work automatically and the light won't work

    Hi so yesterday I opened up my freezer and the light was off and I noticed frost all over the compartment. I then put the fridge in force-defrost mode and after a couple of cycles of that, it seemed to work since instead of frost it was just wet and the light turned on the next day (today). I...
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    KitchenAid KSRS25ILWH02 not defrosting

    I have a 17 year old KitchenAid KSRS25ILWH02 that is not defrosting. After thawing the evaporator coils, it stays cool for a couple of weeks, but then the frost builds up to a point it begins to warm again. I have entered the diagnostic cycle and confirmed in step 6 that the defrost heater...
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    FIXED Maytag MBR2256KES - Bottom freezing over

    Hello, About three years ago, my bottom freezer started to frost over. After some research, I found a couple of things that might be wrong. I replaced the defrost thermostat, and defrost/evaporator heater. I plugged my fridge back in and after a week or so, the freezer started to freeze up...
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    KFFS20EYMS00 Defrost doesn't work!

    Hello everyone ! I'm new here :) I have problem with defrost on my refrigerator KFFS20EYMS00. Ice is forming and defrost doesn't seem to work at all. Ice need to be remove every week with an hair dryer. I tested the heater with a multimeter and there are continuity in the resistance. Maybe the...
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    GX5SHDXVD01 Whirlpool gold French door bottom freezer not defrosting - control board?

    Problem: My freezer continues to build up ice as seen through the louvers in the back panel. History: I had to remove this panel once already, as the entire evap core was a solid block of ice, and the fridge part had risen to about 55F one day. I found the tech sheet for this fridge and went...
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    KRFC302ESS Freezer Not Defrosting / Fridge Getting Warm

    Looking for some assistance, and hoping someone can point me in the right direction. As indicated in the title I have a KRFC302ESS KitchenAid fridge that was purchased just over 3 years ago. Up until this last week everything has been working fine. Issue started when the digital temp reading...
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    FIXED 596.75932404 Defrost issue/Tech sheet needed

    Thanks if you are reading this and able to help. The automatic defrost on my fridge is not working. I found a very helpful video that is helping me diagnose. Unfortunately I don't have the technical sheet that it references and haven't been able to find a place where I can get it. Can anyone...
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    Whirlpool WRF757SDEM not defrosting fridge warming

    Hey guys. did a search and nothing mentions this issue for this model. The unit is not defrosting. using the tech sheet i found how to force a defrost but it doesnt work. the fan in the freezer compartment runs. i tested the continuity of the coil and it seems fine. not sure what it could be...
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    WRS321SDHZ freezer icing up and evaporator fan grinding noise

    Brand new WRS321SDHZ side-by-side is making a loud, periodic grinding noise that stops immediately when either fridge or freezer door is opened. Quite a bit of frost/ice is present behind the false wall inside the freezer itself. Therefore, I strongly suspect that something is up with the...
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    106.51172310 Kenmore Elite Not defrosting

    Hi. My refrigerator has been running fine. A little over a week ago, the fridge side turned warm while freezer side was cold. Checked and the coil on freezer side was packed with frost. Bi metal tested open (no continuity) with fridge off and defrosted. Also after running the coil a few...
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    IS22AGXTQ00 Inglis side-by-side Defrost Timer Question

    Hello. My Inglis side-by-side is not defrosting. I have tested both the defrost heating element and thermostat for continuity and they both test as working. The defrost TIMER advances, but the heater does not come on. Is it possible for the timer to advance in and out of the defrost cycle...
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    Refrigerator Defrost Thermostat - Correct wiring?

    Model Number: N/A Brand: -major brand- Age: More than 10 years My fridge recently had cooling problems, at first I thought it was the defrost heaters, but they checked out with the multimeter, so I took off the defrost thermostat without really thinking about wiring locations, completely forgot...
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    98 642 Sub Zero refrigerator won't defrost and warms up

    Hi! So my sub zero was getting warm in the fridge area so I'm on a mission to figure it out and fix it! First I cleaned out fan and compressor areas in the top of the unit. Second I removed the back cover and discovered the coils had completely frosted over. So I then left it open and defrosted...
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