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I'm trying to find the defrost timer on my Kenmore hotpoint model HSS25GFPAWW.

Model HSS25GFPAWW. Where is it??? I've looked everywhere!! Well, apparently not. but..

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SOURCE: Can't find the defrost timer on my Kenmore refrigerator 596 series

If you get the complete model number which is located inside the refrigerator on a tag either on the upper left or right wall or the roof inside and then go to you will get an illustrated blow out and you'll be able to see exactly where every part is

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The unit was built bt LG. It is a computer controled unit and the timer is built into the main control board on back of the unit. However, the most likely cause of the broblem is the defrost terminator located on the evap on the upper right hand corner. Also, try unpugging the unit it will reset the computer board. You will also have to defrost the unit.

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SOURCE: defrost timer location on Kenmore model 106.56542400

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Adaptive Defrost Control will be your timer, Good Luck, Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: could someone pls tell me where I can find the

I don't have the manual here at home buy you can send an email to the link below there tech staff will respond to the question of location of the timer, the site is the

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