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Need defrost timer and manual to determine location of part

I need a defrost timer and service manual to determine where this part is located. Refer quits cooling after a week or so. After unplugging the unit for several hours and then plugging back in, unit operates normally.

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  • beefs120 Apr 22, 2009

    If you remove the interior cover plate and thaw ice built-up on coils with hair dryer, you can go about 12 days before it ices over again. Be sure to plug drain and use shop vac to remove water. This will buy you some time until you find the manual/parts to fix. Unplugging compressor often can damage the unit (so I'm told).



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I would say you right on on this one. I can not help with manual . I dont no what kind it is.But I may be able to help. Sometimes they will just stick in one place. Some where On the back there is a hole with a slot on the switch. Take a screw driver and turn it clock wise several times , this will often free then up, they will sometimes stick befor they go bad. give this a try. All so a manual wouldent tell you where it is. But sometimes a nice repair man will tell you for free. Try this. Good luck DFD

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Unload the refrigerator and remove the back inside panel. You'll see the defrost timer. If all connections are good (which sometimes they aren't) the timer motor is probably bad -- it's an easy replacement.

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