It has been frosting up lately and i know that there is a defrost timer on the unit but i don't know where to find it or what it looks like. how do i set it when i find it? and what if it keeps frosting up???
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Yes the defrost timer should come on by itself and if it does not just turn the timer again clockwise and replace timer because this will cause the refrigerator to not defrost. I don't have the amount of time off for yours but some timers are off for up to 30 minutes three times a day.When looking at the rear wall of freezer do you see frost build up? The ice maker will stop making ice most times above 5 degrees inside freezer. Let me know Thanks Sea Breeze The defrost timer for your model is=> 68233-3 Defrost Timer
Yes you can. if you know where the defrost timer is and how to turn it all you have to do is get up in the middle of the night say 3 or 4 in the morning and set the defrost timer, it will defrost that time everyday. Hope this helps. Wally
If your unit is NOT a no frost/self defrosting unit, you will need to manually defrost it.
If it is a no forst style, then you will need to open up the back panel of your freezer and locate the defrost circuit components - defrost heater; defrost thermostat and defrost timer. The defrost heater normally looks like a short piece of rope lighting. You can check to find out if it is good with an ohm meter. Disconnect the defrost heater and put a lead on both ends - if you have continuity then it is good. If you don't replace it. The thermostat and timer are harder to check and if the defrost heater is good, I would advise you to replace both.
it is not normal . the old saying ( frost clear .) it say's something right .. so you have a defrost problem with this unit look for heater system / defrost terminator / and the timer or what most use is adative defrost control / a pc board . that knowes what is going on .. mm hope this helps ..
Check rear wall of freezer by feel for frost. Heavy, even frost indicates likely problem in the defrost system. Unplug unit. Defrost heater (in freezer behind rear wall panel), defrost thermostat (same area-must be checked at freezer temperature) or Defrost timer-located lower back outside of unit. Near compressor. Do continuity test on heater and defrost thermostat and if they show continuity (good), replace defrost timer. If not, replace the one that tests bad.
Defrost coils fully. Reassemble.
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Refrigerator will work about 7-10 days after being defrosted until thick frost builds up again cutting off air flow to both compartments
How to check
check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In
most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board.
If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.
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. 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 freezer is icing up, you might have a defrost problem. Frost free models have a heating element that is controlled by a timer to automatically defrost ice, defrost timer turns on defrost heating element every 12 hours to melt ice in freezer and allow good air flow. You can test defrost element with an ohm meter(located inside freezer coils-will have two wires going to a plug connection), if OK replace defrost timer (located in various places depending on make and model
If the fan is running you more than likely have a defrost problem. look at the back wall of the freezer section if it is frosted up. it's not defrosting. There three components in this system. The defrost heater, the defrost termination stat., and the defrost timer. Newer refrigerators do not have a timer per say it is build into a electronic board usually mounted on the back of the refrigerator under a metal plate. The termination stat is the cheapest part @ $ 25.00. The heater should run @ 50.00 to 70.00. The board could be as much as 200.00 or more. If the refrigerator is over 10 years old you may wish to look into getting a replacement. Appliances are designed to start failing after 10 years old. My opinion. If you unplug the refrigerator let it defrost then plug it back in. it will work properly about 3 days before it frosts back up.
Hi, This is my suggestion to check the defrost timer.
"I would suspect the defrost timer. Remove everything and place in coolers or another refrigerator. Unplug the refrigerator. With doors open let it sit for aprox 6 hrs. A fan blowing into the freezer section will help. Plug back in and see if it works good again. If it works good for a couple of days and problem returns, Replace the defrost timer."
Sound like you have already done my little test so the defrost timer needs replaced. NOTE: Refrigerators are well insulated and it takes several hours to completely defrost one so you may want to try it again. Also, I believe the clicking you hear is the fan blade hitting ice. Hope this helps. Let me know.