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Found the defrost timer on my Kenmore side by side model # 59569990 but can get the housing off screws out but still won't come out/off. get the housing off to replace...I have all the vis

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SOURCE: Kenmore refrigerator 5260 not cold

  • the defrost timer on your machine is actually integrated within a control board/air diffuser. hopefully that is not the problem (expensive).
  • i would start by testing the heater and bimetal thermostat in the freezer. (note: the bimetal thermostat will only have continuity when below 40 degrees.)
  • the heat you feel between the doors is normal (if it is not too hot). 
  • some of the heat that is released by the machine is intentionally released between the doors to prevent condensation.
  •  if it seems warmer than usual then you might need to clean the coils under the machine and make sure the airflow under the machine is not obstructed at all. 
  • if the coils are dirty then they will not be able to release the heat properly and the heat will be released in other areas like between the doors.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite Bottom Freezer Mod. #795 75544401

The unit was built bt LG. It is a computer controled unit and the timer is built into the main control board on back of the unit. However, the most likely cause of the broblem is the defrost terminator located on the evap on the upper right hand corner. Also, try unpugging the unit it will reset the computer board. You will also have to defrost the unit.

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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SOURCE: defrost timer location on Kenmore model 106.56542400

carry control board part#2149705

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Where is the defrost timer for Kenmore 106 48262893

It might be the defroster itslef mine just went bad.

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: Where is the defrost timer kenmore side by side 596.52679200

Adaptive Defrost Control will be your timer, Good Luck, Sea Breeze

Posted on May 29, 2009

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Model 106.66862790. How can I replace defrost timer?


The defrost timer=> 2193084 Defrost Timer is found inside the controls panel inside the fresh food compartment see item location in photo=> HERE Turn power off by removing plug from outlet lower control panel unscrew timer and disconnect the plug attached to it. Install timer and wiring and close the control panel cover tighten the screws that hold the panel in its place
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Jan 30, 2016 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Side-by-side, defrost does not work, fridge has high temperature


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Thanks for providing your model number! If other people would do the same they could get help to solve their refrigerator or other appliance problem. Try turning the timer dial clockwise slowly with a flat head screw driver. The location of the timer in your model refrigerator is located inside the control panel inside the fresh food section. Click HERE to see part location number 6 That is the defrost timer=> 482493 Defrost Timer Sometimes there is a round hole on the outside of the control panel where you can place the screw driver and sometimes that hose is covered by a plastic plug. Anyway try turning the timer slow clockwise until fans and compressor stop. Leave the refrigerator off for up to 35 minutes and if it does not restart on it's own then simply turn the timer again slowly until it does restart. If the refrigerator defrost while you have forced defrost this way and timer will not restart refrigerator again on it's own then replacing the timer will be the correct part to replace. If turning the timer does not help in getting defrost we will need to remove items in the freezer to a safe location so you can see what is happening behind the rear wall of the freezer. Item location 33 in the photo HERE is the 2323197 Defrost Heater Assembly Testing the defrost heater can be explained in the video above. Part location number 35 is the=> 2321799 Defrost Thermostat You can test this part but I always change if I need to remover the rear panel of the freezer. I just think it is a good idea. I am here should you have questions, Thanks Sea Breeze

Jul 11, 2013 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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How to replace a defrost timer on a sears kenmore side by side model number 36348257894


most refers have the defrost timer on the bottom on the back side of the refer box they are usually held in with 2-3 screws with either 1 or 2 plugs. just unplug refer unscrew the timer change plugs from old one to new unit line up screw holes and screw it back in.

Apr 03, 2012 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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In my side-by-side, everything in the lower crisper drawer freezes even though the rest of the fridge is just adequately cold. We've tried dozens of combinations of thermostat/mixing combinations but...


You have a defrost problem. You'll need to give me a model number. However, if you can locate the defrost timer ,usually in fridge side upper part with the other controls you will advance ,turn wheel till it clicks into defrost. Then you will want to examine the defrost heater and the terminator if they are fine replace timer. If either check open with an ohm meter replace that part, most likely a defrost tube which is like a light bulb, it only take two more screws and plugging in two wires to replace abuot a hundred dollars for both the heater and terminator which I also recommend replacing.

Aug 20, 2011 | Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator

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Won't defrost it's a 1990 Kenmore model # (106) 9608281


DEFROST PROBLEM
The evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer will ice up under normal conditions. Every 8 to 10 hours for around 20 minutes the defrost timer (or in most newer models the electronic adaptive defrost control) will turn the defrost heater on to melt the built up ice. There is a defrost thermostat which prevents the heater from overheating the freezer by breaking the heater circuit when the temp reaches close to 32 degrees F. The entire cooling system shuts off during the defrost cycle and starts back when the timer advances through the cycle.

If this ice is not melted it will continue to build up until the air can't flow over the coil to circulate the cold air through the freezer and into the fridge. The temperature change in the fridge is usually noticed first followed by the freezer.

If the defrost thermostat is bad, it can prevent the heater from coming on OR it won't turn the heater off when it gets too warm. It is clamped to the evaporator coil at the top to sense the temp. If it appears to be misshapen it is bad.
With an ohm meter it should show continuity when cold and none when warm.
You can also bypass(disconnect the two wires plugged into it and twist them together) the thermostat to see if the heater comes on then. If it does then you know the thermostat is bad and needs replaced.

The defrost heater is located on the evaporator. It is in a tube which is at the bottom and can also go up the sides of the evaporator. On some types you can see a burnt spot if it's bad. With an ohm meter it should show continuity from end to end when disconnected from the wiring in the freezer. You can also test the wiring for voltage when it's in the defrost mode.

If you have a defrost timer you can test it. It can be located under the fridge behind the kick panel on the front. Some are in the fridge with the controls at the top. You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer because that means the timer is not running. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

If you have an adaptive defrost control instead of a timer, replace it if the heater and thermostat test good. It is located in the fridge with the controls in some models and on the back in others.

Jul 10, 2011 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Replacing defrost timer,needs manuel


I check there is no free manual for Kenmore, I find. Better follow these steps to replace defrost timer.

Unplug the refrigerator. Locate the defrost timer. The timershould have four metal terminals coming from the bottom of the unit. It isusually situated behind the refrigerator, in the refrigerator's control panel,the freezer compartment toward the front of the cabinet or behind a metal kickplate on the bottom of the refrigerator. Older Kenmore models may have it builtinto the ice maker. Remove the defrost timer by takingoff the kick plate (if there is one) and removing any screws attaching it tothe refrigerator or freezer. Carefully pull the timer out from the wall of theunit so you can disconnect the wiring from the connectors. If removal isdifficult, try wiggling the connectors back and forth to help loosen them andpull on them firmly. Plug the wire connectors into thenew defrost timer and replace the timer in the refrigerator. Secure with screws, replace coverand plug in refrigerator.
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Jan 23, 2011 | Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator

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How to remove defrost timer


need complete model # to give correct help but most kenmore sxs ref / the defrost timer is located in the control panel . two screws to remove an un plug it .. reverse to install .. some older models are locaded behind the toe grill . same two screws.. mm

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Kenmore Fridge Defrost fan wont stop running


Hi, The defrost timer is located in the control panel. There should be 2-4 screws holding the control panel. Remove the screws and lower the panel to see the defrost timer. There are 2 screws holding the defrost timer in the control panel.
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Kenmore side by side refridgerator ice around freezer fan


I am looking up your refrigerator to see the right parts. Sounds like the defrost cycle is not happening. look for a defrost or adaptive defrost board. Check your model number again because I am not able to find the number listed. I will continue to check for the correct refrigerator and if you find a simple defost timer turn it clockwise slowly until you feel and hear a click. If you do and you may hear the elements heat up inside the freezer. If that happens just put a new defrost timer and you should be set. Sea Breeze

Mar 21, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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i found the defrost timer for my Kenmore 596.62239200 / freezer on bottom. it was in the top of the refrigerator compartment behind the light bulb console. had to remove the light bulb cover and then there are two visible screws that hold the defrost timer to the light console. the timer is up on top of the console and is not easily seen. ordered parts on www.repairclinic.com.

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