Fridge - Kenmore/GE 12 years old. Freezer on top.
My fridge was acting strange temp-wise, so I pulled the panel in the freezer and found the coil all frosted up. Defrosted it.
Now to the problem, as to why it happened. Pulled the defrost timer and found one crimped wire a bit loose. Soldered it. Did continuity test on the defrost heater - OK. The defrost thermostat contact was open, which was at 60deg - OK too. Put it all back together. Fridge works, but...
After about a 24hr run, I'd like to verify that the defrost works. The timer motor is turning, I can see that with the control cover off. But can I really tell if the defrost heater is working? Should the back panel in the freezer be warmer? This would verify the whole ckt.