Replacing a conventional defrost timer with adaptive defrost assembly 61005988
I want toreplace a conventional defrost timer with adaptive defrost assembly 61005988. The defrost timer has 4 prongs with the standard prong assignment (3 4 1 2) however the adaptive defrost assembly has 6 prongs. Can you tell me how to proceed.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
There is a electronic part inside of the fresh food compartment behind the Control Panel that is most likely responsible for this=> 61005988 Adaptive Defrost Control
Click here for photo location of the => 61005988 Adaptive Defrost Control The way you explain I believe you are saying it freezes over and then decides to defrost. The defrost thermostat and defrost heater also maybe the reason. I go by the odds but in your case the ADC causes a more erratic symptom's
Sometimes these projects seem harder than usual but I will be here to guide you through the repair. Just remember to unplug refrigerator before working on any electrical parts, Please rate my solution, Thanks, Sea Breeze
You can go from an adaptive (electronic) to a conventional timer, but not the other way.
I've done many.
The reason why, is initial cost and long term dependability. My experience is, electronics have no business in a device where dependability is it's most important virtue. As well, you would unlikely ever hope to recover the initial cost, even if it was possible.
You can ask for additional opinions, but I strongly recommend you look in other areas outside of 24/7 appliances to find savings.
If you scroll around this site, I think you'll find that electronics are at best a net zero gain, if in fact a negative for the consumer.
Yours appears to have come with a Adaptive Defrost Control Part number 61005988 Usally when they go bad being electronic strange things happen.Defost stops or a fan and compressor. They are the most likely reason for defrost failure on your model. On the ADC for your model I dont believe you can manually get it to work for you. Just Replace, Thanks, Sea Breeze
HI. This unit is not equipped with a traditional timer. Your unit has, what is called an Adaptive defrost control board. This device is used to regulate the defrosting cycle, and heater assembly. The part number is 61005988, and it is located in the control housing section of the unit, just above the heat shield section.
I really believe your adaptive defrost located inside the fresh food compartment and inside the control panel is defective. It puts your refrigerator on a timely defrost and if defective this problem you listed in your post happens. Yes we may need to also check the defrost heater and defrost thermostat but with my experience with that type of Adaptive Defrost Control is famous for its failure. ADAPTIVE DEFROST CONTROL Part Number 61005988 You can find it located on two of my websites. Some models like yours came with a Defrost Timer. We will need just look inside the control panel and see for sure. Here is a photo of the Adaptive defrost. If you should need to contact me please send an email or try to answer here. Problem is I don't get notifications when someone comments. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please rate and ask me as much as you like. Thank You, Sea Breeze Part 61005988