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Yes, I believe. I'm at work now and not at my residence to view but from what I saw earlier this morning I can see some ice behind the slots in the rear cover in the freezer. I cant tell exactly how bad it is without taking the cover off.
yes, I have access to internet at home
Barry, I am driving home now and will contact you in about 30 minutes to further discuss my situation. I will save this page and get back with you shortly.
Barry, I am home now and waiting for your directions.
in process of waiting for 5 minutes
I just listened and the only small popping I hear is from the plastic on some of the food in the freezer. Should the popping and hissing be loud and obvious?
I am taking the rear cover off and will look for dripping water
I see a white hollow drain tube that is forward of the fan but behind the coils. It is directly over the drain pan. No water or moisture is apparent and the drain pan is completely dry. the manual defrost has been going on for approximately 25 minutes so far
so, to melt out now, I should unplug the entire unit and let it melt since defrost is not functioning? Actually, I can wait, I have a backup refigerator that I am currenlty using in my garage
I will try testing now
i finished testing te heater, it tested 302 ohms resistance. the defrost themostat tested 1 on my digital multitester at warm temperature. I am cooling the freezer down now to test again. what do you think?
1 ohm for the thermostat or almost infinity? Yes test it cold.
What you may want to do then if its one ohm is follow the instructions again. Run it in S and be aware power is supposed to be present that the heater and thermostat connections. Set your meter to or above 120 volts ac and see if power is being sent there. Take your time and be careful, let me know when you can.Thanks,Barry
i just finished testing themostat cold and it reads 3 ohms. should I continue with voltage test?
i just got my contacts in the harness for the defrost thermostat and it reads about 7 or 8 volts ac
sorry I left our chat abruptly yesteday. I went ahead and did another continuity test on the heater and defrost timer and determined the defrost timer was bad. Since it was also by far the cheapest I replaced it and so far the unit seems to work. I did a manual defrost with the new thermostat and it worked last night. Previously manual defrost would not work with the old defrost timer. I am now observing the unit in regular mode to see if it freezes up again or defrosts propely. I am cautiously confident all is good. Thanks and I will go ahead and rate you now. Thanks again for your assistance.