- Oct 17, 2022
Whirlpool WRS325SDHZ01/ Ice buildup in freezer then thaw
Hi guys, I have a Whirlpool double-door WRS325SDHZ01, it started to have forst buildup issue in the freezer side then the frost buildup would melt and water will leak out from the freezer. then I will unplug the power wait for a day then plug it back then the freezing and melting cycle will...
my defrost does not look like this and I cant find it, the only white clip to the pip is not like the defrost, could it be missing or it the white clip is the defrost thermostat?You have 3 parts that control the defrost cycle: Defrost Thermostat, Defrost Heater, and Control Board. You will need a multimeter to ohm test.
Here's the multimeter I use:
You can get a multimeter at any hardware store too.
You will need to ohm test the defrost thermostat for continuity while its still covered in frost, and ohm test the defrost heater too. Unplug your refrigerator first!
If the defrost thermostat is not frosty, you can still test it in a cup of ice water, watch the video below. You'd need to keep the defrost thermostat in the cup of ice water at least 5 minutes before ohm testing it.
Watch this video to ohm test your defrost thermostat if yours is NOT frosty:
Fridge Warm? Defrost Thermostat Testing, Troubleshooting | Repair ClinicFreezer is cold but refrigerator is warm? This video provides information on how to test a defrost thermostat on a refrigerator. Learn more from the experts at Repair Clinic.www.anrdoezrs.net
Here's your defrost thermostat and defrost heater for your model:
WPW10225581 Defrost Thermostat
WP2323198 Defrost Heater
The Defrost heater can be ohmed for continuity as well, make sure your refrigerator is unplugged before removing the wires from each part for all ohm testing.
Watch this video to ohm test the defrost heater with a multimeter:
Fridge Not Defrosting? Defrost Heater Testing, Repair | Repair ClinicRefrigerator not defrosting? Freezing food? This video provides information on how to test a defrost heater on a refrigerator. Learn more from the experts at Repair Clinic.www.anrdoezrs.net
If both the defrost thermostat and defrost heater ohm test good, then we know the control board is the culprit.
Here's the control board for your model:
Control Board W11174836
Let us know what you find.
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