Fridge Warm? Defrost Thermostat Testing, Troubleshooting




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Bubba Smith: I replaced the cold control on a whirlpool s×s.
Even with it turned down past 1, it freezes the fridge. What to do ?

TheRepairGuru: You can also manually close the defrost thermostat by using a can of compressed air dust cleaner. Hold the can upside down and carefully spray the thermostat to instantly super cool it.

Russ Jackson: This is a great video on exactly how NOT test a bi-metal aka (defrost thermostat). Ice water is likely not cold enough. The best way to test a defrost thermostat is to get it below freezing.

oli ylo: I have the same problem, however I don't see any fan in my freezer compartment, it looks like everything is sealed.

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62T-bird Man: What if I have continuity through the thermostat, and heater but the heater never gets hot? Could the thermostat be stuck closed?

P. K. Esu: the fridge would start normally it starts to cool but would stop after about 5min
then the compressor would be off for a long time but when comes back on it only last about a miniute then stops again for along time. it continues like this and there is no cooling.
any help

Ivan Velasquez: I have a Kenmore elite refrigerator and the top freezer is not cooling enough, can someone please help me to figure out what can be the problem ?

MagicGuitara: Thanks for the explanation.
there are two Thermostat in my fridge (Amanna)' one is L55-35F and L90-45F. why two?

Sanbok Restaurant: hi i ask for there have water that cold and worms i mean hot wich tip water tell me

scooter12368: I'm seeing "close" and "opened" in words written. What should i look for on the continuity meter (i have numbers, no audio sound meter) to determine if the thermostat is closed and or opened?
thank you.

SavageNorthGarden: 30F is below freezing and a glass of ice water is only at freezing. I'm no expert, but I think this test might be finding a lot of thermostats that close at 30F bad when they are not. After pondering this I put mine in a working freezer to make sure it was well below 30F and I think others might want to try this. Just sayin'

Afif Baz: I have a kenmore side by side. The freezer dial must be set above 58 for the freezer to work. Any setting below that causes the contents to thaw out. Also, the fridge side is warm even if I set it at the highest setting. Any suggestions ?

TheRayMaynard: The BIG problem with this is that many of these thermostats must be colder than 32F to close. Mine closes at 20F and opens at 40F. In order to test one of these you have to add a lot of salt to the ice water in order to drop the temperature to below the close point of the thermostat, otherwise you are going to be replacing a possibly good thermostat.

Polgár Attila: My thermostat L15-21C
What this charge type?
thanks

Md Nirob: Thank u

Bryan Jones: I'm having an issue with LG bottom freezer single evaporator unit. evaporator fan starts for a few seconds and turns off and repeats cycle a few times . no cooling in fridge, but freezer works. tested defrost sensor, ohmed out fine, evap fan, condenser fan and condenser all run, and coils clean. notice iced up top of coil but not bottom due to heater working, any ideas

Bryan Jones: how am I going to get ice water, my fridge and freezer aren't working

MamaDragon888: Thank you!
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