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So it's the fan that blows cooled air up into the frige?
Where is the defrost thermostat? What number should I look for in the corresponding diagram?
Do I need to access it through the freezer?
this is what your looking for , its going to be on the top of the evaporator coils. #12 on the diagrams. if you have a meter you can check this for continiuty when its cold only. if it gets warm you cant test it. Bryan
I removed the freezer door. Pulled the ice maker off the left side (witch isn't hooked up to a water supply). Can I just leavce the ice maker out when I put the freezer back together?
I removed the four bolt-head screws but the back panel won't budge. Is there a certain direction I should pull from? Top, Bottom, Left, Right? Does the grille (#1) need to come off first?
Is continuity measured using ohms (it's been a while since I last used the multimeter)? I'm trying to get to the thermostat before it warms up. Can I put it in my other freezer for a while then test it (if it warms up)?
yes sorry went to bed early, ok I would say its the thermostat, you can order this @
http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-596.72213200-%3d%3di1023500&PartID=1023500 for about $18.00, hope this helps, thanks Bryan
Sounds good, Bryan. I'll order the part today. BTW - Do you happen to have a promotional code for RepairClinic.com? =] Doesn't hurt to ask.
One last question (I hope): I'll be using crimp connectors to reattach the new thermostat. Is there a specific solution that you recommend to "seal" the new connections to protect them from the moisture/ice in the freezer? I'll just order some that too.