Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of Appliance1 - 4 years
After following the troubleshooting section of the web site. It seemed the problem with the fridge was the defrost system. Obvious clue was the evaporator coil for completely covered with ice. including the channel which leads to the main compartment. Hence no cooling the in fridge main compartment.
Test switch -good
Tested Heater - no continuity across heater element.
In the freezer compartment, I removed the wire rack. Took a little muscle to do, basically pushed hard to the right and that allowed the left side to come out of its holders, lifted left side up and out.
Removed back panel by removing four screws in each corner with screwdriver. Very tight, small socket wrench would work better.
Panel has two sets of wires connecting it to the freezer. Hold the tab and pull out firmly. Panel comes out, put it to the side.
Defrost coil if iced. Gently pull evaporator coil out, only a couple of inches, watch that the styrofoam holders are not frozed, because they could break.
while holding coil with one hand.
Slide off styrofoam holder on both sides.
then pull out wire that runs thru. Tape is holding wire in place, only lift one side of tape to remove wire.
then remove heater (glass tube) from coil by lifting up and off of clip.
Replace with new heater in reverse order. (test new heater before installing)
Replace back panel.