The common failures is the heater itself goes bad, or the defrost timer fails if you have an older model. Check the heater and defrost thermostat with an ohmmeter to see if it has opened up or burned out. If you have an older refrigerator, check the defrost timer operation. Often the timer motor does not advance and it will stay in compressor operation and never turn on the defrost heater. Turning the cam until it clicks should turn the heater on and run the heater for about 30-45 minutes. If it does not turn on the compressor after an hour, then you should have the timer replaced.
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The entire evaporator coil is frozen and heaters will not come on. Mark Edens
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I let it defrost today.
There is no mechanical defrost timer on this unit. Just an electronic control panel. I tested the heater cord, and current goes through it.
How can I test the electronic panel?
I plugged it back in, and it's starting to cool down now. How much build up on the coils is normal?
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