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It's possible that the defrost timer motor has stopped. (note your timer might be incorporated in an electronic control module) This will cause the evaporator coils to ice up. Less likely: The timer may be OK, but the defrost heater assembly is open circuit and therefore not heating up. According to RepairClinic.com, 795.7102 model number is incomplete: "795.7102 is a partial model number for a Kenmore Refrigerator. To see specific parts for your Refrigerator, please choose your exact model from the list above or choose the model that's closest." Here a link: Kenmore Refrigerator Not Defrosting
I would need a model number to confirm your unit has a timer in it. To answer this question correctly I need your model number. If you have a timer, the time you seek is continuous run time which could be 6, 8, 10 or 12 hour run to a 21 minute defrost cycle. With a model number I could confirm which one and its time.
The defrost timer is part of the electronic control baord located on the back of the refrigerator. If the freezer is not defrosting check the thermistor on the evaporator(freezer) coils. It can cause the control board to thing it doesn'y need defrosting. a common problem
That sounds like your defrost timer is beginning to failm moving slower and sticking into the defrost cycle longer than it should. WR9X520 Defrost Timer
The defrost timer can be found inside and behind the control panel where you adjust temperature. Item 648 in this diagram is your defrost timer=> HERELet me know should you have questions I will be here to answer them, Thanks Sea Breeze
You can manually rotate the defrost timer using the 2 tabs if you kneel down and look into the overhead of the fresh food compartment. You will see a circular hole with the inclined tabs on it. Rotating this SLOWLY until the compressor shuts off or you hear a noticable click will start the defrost cycle. (Due to the inclined tabs you can only rotate it ONE direction.) The defrost cycle should self terminate after abiut 45 minutes. If it does not self terminate that indicates a problem with one of the 3 main defrost components. Timer, element or bi-metal thermostat.
I 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 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, ie 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
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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