03-02-201801:07 PM (Last edited 12-17-202010:13 AM by SamsungBri) in
Ended up being the thermal fuse attached to the condenser. Original one had water the little bubble sleeve. New one does not have the heatshrink bubble for water to accumulate.
Prior to removing thermal fuse, I put the refrigerator in Forced Defrost. Nothing happened. Checked voltage on heat coil, nothing. Tested thermometer with ohm meter. Dunked in water and numbers changed. Then tested the thermal fuse for continuity, and it showed open. Plugged up new one. Set Forced Defrost again and I can already start to hear the sizzle as it heated up and burned off some melting water. I did all the other fixes here with no luck.
Also as a safety measure I replaced the condenser cover with the Styrofoam. Mine was all jacked up from trying to repair in the past (I wasn’t patient enough to wait for ice to melt).
Advice is check each component in the condenser loop if you get freezing every 1 month like I did. Once ice starts coming through the bottom holes I knew it was time to debug again. It became a daily check. I will update in 30 days with results but I’m pretty confident this will fix it since heater wasn’t kicking on to melt the ice.
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