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Whirlpool Gold Side by Side refrigerator GSS26C4XX, how to force the defrost?


With the bottom kick panel removed, look for a defrost timer. It will look like a small motor and have a slotted fitting on the end of the shaft - usually you can turn it only one way. With the unit running, slowly rotate the timer shaft 'till the compressor stops. That's the beginning of the defrost cycle, which will end when the timer makes a full revolution. It's usually 12 or 24 hours between defrost cycles.
If the box is completely electronically controlled (electronic logic board), you may not find a mechanical defrost timer.

Aug 03, 2017 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Is my defrost timer or control board defective


that would seem to indicate that the defrost timer is bad yes? the fan is blowing right?

Sep 08, 2014 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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How do i force defrost on this fredge


To check defrost you first need to have an evap coil temp below 32, the thing you replaced was prob the temp sensor for the defrost.
Find the def timer and turn it till it goes into def.

May 15, 2014 | Whirlpool GX5FHDXTS Stainless Steel

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Whirlpool fridge,freezer has build up of snow and ice,model#et4wskxk000


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I want you open up the control panel or look for an opening where you can place a flathead screwdriver through the panel to turn the defrost timer slowly until the compressor and fans turn off. Thish should manually force defrost providing the defrost heater and defrost thermostat are still good. The defrost timer is location number 4 in this photo HERE Leave timer in that position for up to 45 minutes. If doing this causes defrost to work simply replace the=> 482493 Defrost Timer If this does bot work then you will need to move and check out or replace the=> 2263749 Defrost Heater Assembly Let me know what you find Sea Breeze

Jun 02, 2013 | Refrigerators

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Freezer works but fridge does not


Lets see if the defrost timer being turned clockwise slowly will force defrost and cause things to get colder. On page 5 of the (click HERE=>ET4WSKXKQ02 Parts Manual ) you will see location 4? That is the 2188371 Defrost Timer
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inside the fresh food com[partment at the top and behind the control panel will be the 2188371 Defrost Timer If forcing defrost solves the cooling problem then just replace the 2188371 Defrost Timer and if not we will need to check the 2176942 Defrost Heater Assembly and the 2192096 Defrost Thermostat Don't buy ba defrost thermostat until we discuss a different way of getting one to work should you need one (last resort because of cost) My focus is defrost timer and defrost heater at this point you will not need all the wires on the defrost thermostat should you need one just splice a simple defrost thermostat into the wiring harness. Below is a short movie on testing the defrost heater or click HERE Talk with me and we will get this refrigerator working, Sea Breeze
Refrigerator Defrost Heater Test
Refrigerator Defrost Thermostat Test


Apr 01, 2013 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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I have a whirlpool gb9shdxpq bottom freezer fridge. It stopped getting cold in the fridge part so i started troubleshooting. The freezer was still frozen and the frost is what was causing the fridge to not...


Part 5 in this diagram is your electronic control which controls the defrost cycle. Like you said you know the heater and the defrost thermostat works. So the control is all that's left.

Oct 10, 2010 | Whirlpool GB9SHDXPS Stainless Steel Bottom...

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Whirlpool gold GS6NBEXRL01


hi .thanks for the question . the defrost cycle is probably on. either that or a faulty thermostat. thanks the appliance doc rate me please

Sep 10, 2008 | Whirlpool GD2SHGX Refrigerator

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Ice Build up on back panel of top freezer.


you have a Adaptive Defrost Control problem or a bad heater...the heater is in the freezer it is a Black wire just like in an oven.. after unpluging the refigerator...Unplug the header and check the heater with a multmeter check for Continuity if it's open you have a bad header... let me know..

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