Quote Originally Posted by cjpwalker View Post

Skipping defrost coupled with strange fan behavior sounds more like a defrost terminator/fan delay switch problem to me. The epoxy seal on those breaks down over time and they fill with water.
Yea I've witnessed very odd voltages when water gets in switches. You will get like 98 volts or 66 or somewhere inbetween , and the fan runs slow

and like said above .... the case might just shock the hell outta you