Freezer Cold But Fridge Warm? Defrost Thermostat Testing Refrigerator Troubleshooting & Repair




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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.

Attila Polgár: 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

shannon rasmussen: Thank you!

E Oliver: Helpful and high-quality video. Clear explanations with appropriate examples.

estrelladelnorte1308: This dind't work on my case, my thermostat closes at 25 degress and opens at 40 , so it was hard to determine if it was bad without being able to drop the thermostat to 25F , so i decided to test the rest of the components instead , I did a continuity test on the heating elements 22 ohms in my case the heater tested ok, then i advance the defrost timer till it clicked witch it turned the compressor off, then i checked for voltage and negative at the wires that feed the heaters and thermostat , that tested ok (in my case there was always 120v present on one side of the heaters at all times but the negative was being switched by the defrost timer, be careful working with live wires ) then i waited for the timer to kicked out of defrost mode and it did it , that left me with only one component untested but pretty sure was bad . ice water wont work on most defrost thermostats. don't by pass the thermostat it is possible and pretty simple to do it, but don't operate your fridge with it bypassed you could cause a fire ,NOT JOKING , you could let the ice melt of the evaporator and use the fridge again , it will freeze again of course, but this might give you some time to order your part without paying an arm and a leg for it , my local part supplier was selling the part three times more expensive than on line. use a hair dryer to melt the ice quick of the evaporator that worked really good for me.

Moises Badias: I have a refrigerator and isn't coolin the bottom section .

karl hoff: Repair Clinic PLEASE HELP ME :) I'm the exact opposite heres my issue i have a Gibson refrigerator GRT17DRBWO my issue was going on about a half a year ago where the bottom part the refrigerator part was not getting cold and ice was actually hitting the freezer fan. So i'd take the back panel off and melt it all with blow dryer i did this a couple times and ysully it would last a while where the refrigerator would work just fine, it was freezing good and refrigerator would stay cold and the unit would turn off and on all good but than last week it started doing it again. Freezing up the back area of the freezer,coils, and not cold in refrigerator. So i researched on here and found that my thermostat for the defrost, timer, or the heater element itself could be bad. Well i checked the defrost thermostat and it had no continuity so bad, checked the element it was good had 33ohms resistance, checked the timer between one and 3 no continuity so bad. I replaced the defrost thermostat and the timer and the refrigerator thermostat stat too. Well all is cold and no ice or frost on back or on coils and freezing down in refrigerator 30°s. But the problem is the refrigerator will not shut off at all except when the defrost timer gets to its area than off for a bit. But the rest of the time the compressor stays on running air blowing cold. So i put my old thermostat for refrigerator back on same thing, refrigerator runs all the time but cold. Please help me figure this out if you can you seem like yall are the masters Thank you!!!! :)

Victor Romero: Is there any way to use for a temporal time the refrigerator without thermostat?

shilohwillcome: Mine doesn't change unless I put it in very hot water.

Terje Kolbeinsen: What could cause the fridge to work "in reverse" It seem that the exchenger is cold, where the heat from the fridge is suppose to go.

gerodia geendale: can you use a universal defrost thermostat  it has orange and  pink wires  and my old one is dark and light blue if so what 2 colors do i wire together

s.magesh s.magesh: very usefull

c000159: My fridge is getting warm - freezer is normal. Took the panel off and the coils were all frozen. I removed the heater and checked it - it read 24 ohms. I checked the thermostat and it read around 1 ohms. So both appear to be OK. What else could be bad?  

SuperWatson63: mine obviously was bad. it split open. so no testing required. ordered a new one. no more icy,icy.

Jjames Anderson: I think your videos are good , but I this case it would have been nice to have a good explanation of how the part works exactly so the viewer that's watching can decide if there is good or bad. Don't get me wrong I love your videos .
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