Freezer frosted up quickly

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

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James From Gulf Breeze, FL

Oct 13, 2007

5 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

I removed the panel in the back of the freezer and found the evaporator to be a complete block of ice. I defrosted it with a hairdryer. Following advice from the Partselect web site, I measured the resistance through the defrost heater. It was about 30 ohms, so I decided that it was OK. Next, I advanced the defrost timer manually with the compressor on until it turned off. The defrost heater did not operate. I concluded that the problem was the defrost thermostat. After installing it, the freezer worked properly.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Bimetal Defrost Thermostat (Now subbed to Bimetal Defrost Thermostat - 6" Leads)

Part Number: PS1997225

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