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    Freezer not defrosting

    Model Number: abr2222fes
    Brand: Amana
    Age: 6-10 years

    I have an amana ABR2222fes fridge and the freezer coils are not defrosting resulting in ice buildup that restricts air flow to the refrigerator. I've taken the freezer apart and tested the defrost thermostat which appears to be bad. While apart, I am trying to test the heating element. I've bypassed the defrost thermostat and attempted to put the unit in a forced defrost mode but the coil doesn't heat up. I've disconnected the two connectors for the element and my multimeter indicates OL. I'm assuming I might need the heating element as well but not sure simply bypassing the thermostat is allowin me to get a good test. Can you advise? Lastly, can I safely run the unit with the thermostat wires spliced together until the new part...or parts arrive?

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    Sorry but I find your post a bit confusing.

    So if I understand it the heating element is open re: infinite ohms.
    The defrost thermostat is also open.
    The above devices must be measured seperately.

    I am not sure how you measured the above.

    No running the unit with the defrost thermostat shorted out is not safe.
    It may not cause a fire but is likely to melt some plastic.
    Also it will defrost your food.

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