Looks like my wire draw doesn't lift out - it is captive inside these side rails. refer to photo (which is sadly rotated 90 degrees to the left - sorry)
no, I had to take the screws out, then remove the top part of the track on both sides - it was a pain because there are little tabs that fit into the rear part of the freezer side wall. luckily, I didn't break anything.
so now, for the removal of the icemaker, I assume The screws are easy to find? do you have any diagrams you could attach to the answer?
OK, got the ice maker out. I loosened the four 1/4" hex screws from the rear wall, and found this ice build up. I'm gonna run a hair drier on it. Tell me what I should do after it melts. Plug the machine back in and wait until the freezer is 50 degrees or colder? Kindly give me specifics on where you need me to measure ohms...
I'm just curious why the freezer and refrig work just fine for about 60-90 days at a time, then the refrig gets hot, but the freezer works fine. To me, it seems there is an issue with the defrost circuit - whether the thermostat or the heater.
Again, if there wasn't enough freon, how could the unit work and cool properly for periods in excess of 1-2 months?
I'm not doubting your diagnosis, especially if you see the lump of ice indicating a leak. Perhaps we have two issues? the coils were all loaded with ice as well, I just didn't give the unit enough time to melt that big hunk of ice, I would think.
Can we get back to addressing the thermostat? I'd like to power it up, wait until it's colder than 50 degrees, and then have you walk me through the steps to test the thermostat with the multimeter.
I will test it, but the two wires seem to disappear behind the coils. Shouldn't I be able to see where the ends of the cables are? I know I started this question saying I required little detail, but I was kind of hoping that you would be able to get me some diagrams from the service manual. It's my first time using justanswer, so I apologize if I am expecting too much
can you double check the URL for the replacement thermostat?
I get a "We're sorry, but the page you have requested is not available"
I assume the part is W10165425 and I could look for it anywhere online, like Amazon, for example.
I'm going to clip the wires to the themostat to remove it, and test it.
I'll wire nut the ends so they don't touch anything.
If the thermostat is bad, i'll replace it.
Quick question, if I leave the thing running and notice ice build up on the coil blades, could I trick the unit by tying the two wires together with a wire nut and then forcing a manual defrost cycle using the control board? it seems the heater is working fine.
OK, well after I got that juge chunk of ice off (with hairdryer) then I turned the thing back on, and waited until the unit was 30 degrees in the freezer.
I re-ran the thermostat test, and the thing now shows closed, as in the attached photo. Should I even clip the wires to test it?
about an 8th to 3/16" of an inch in both areas. I attached two images.
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so, to be clear. turn off the unit (so the ice could melt, and I don't introduce any more humid air into the system). then heat up the gasket to make it pliable for how long??