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Defrost timer I'm trying to find the defrost timer on my Kenmore Hotpoint side by side model HSS25GFPAWW

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The defrost timer is part of the electronic control baord located on the back of the refrigerator. If the freezer is not defrosting check the thermistor on the evaporator(freezer) coils. It can cause the control board to thing it doesn'y need defrosting. a common problem

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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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It might be the defroster itslef mine just went bad.

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SOURCE: How to check defrost timer on Kenmore side by side

You don't have a defrost timer, you have an adaptive defrost control which determines when to defrost based on how often door is opened etc. If you have a defrost problem check , defrost heater, defrost thermostat
How to check everything
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

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