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Timer blows Fridge quit working. Got the timer out and looked at it and there is a black spot on it where it has blown. Purchased another timer and put it in and the same thing happened, the new one blew also, in the same place.

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Sounds like something is shorted to ground.  My guess would be the defrost heater which is behind the back panel in the freezer.  Take off that panel and unplug one end of the defrost heater.  Check from the end you unplugged to ground (frame) with an ohm meter and if it shows resistance then the heater is your problem.  Heater may even be obviously broken. If shorted then replace heater and timer.  Let me know what you find.

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