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Refrigerator freezeing up - defrost heater not working

Where is the defrost timer located?

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It is located in the control panel assembly in the refrigerator section at the top

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The fridge is freezing all food contents even when on factory setting 6. How do I resolve this?


It's common problem. You have to check Defrost timer, thermostat and defrost heater. Any one malfunction, you will get over frosting. How to check?
First, locate the defrost timer which may hidden behindcorners of the fridge at the back bottom, in some models located in the ceilingof the fresh food section or behind the cold control cover. Once you locate thedefrost timer, slowly turn the screw in the middle of the defrost timer withstraight screwdriver until the fridge shuts off. Now it's in defrost. If thedefrost heater(s) starts, replace the defrost timer and defrost thermostat. Ifthe heater(s) does not start, unplug wire cord to check ohm test for continuityof heater. If continuity is there, plug cord wire which gives power 120volts(check specification) to heater. If heater no starts, bypass defrost thermostatby join the 2 wires in the defrost thermostat. If the heater now comes on,replace the defrost timer and defrost thermostat. If the heater itself is bad,replace it. Thanks and hope helpful.

Feb 02, 2011 | Hotpoint FFA90 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Refrigerator portion has quit working but freezer still works.


The problem is most likely either the defrost timer, and/or the defrost heater element(s) are faulty. The problem is that the defrost heater elements are not functioning properly and the evaporator core is actually freezing up and blocking the air flow through the evaporator core and also freezing up the thermal sensor, and when that happens there is no longer enough cold air being circulated through the refrigerator (that is actually how the unit operates and air must be able to flow through the evaporator core and then be circulated throughout the refrigerator to properly function) and as a result the refrigerator stops functioning and food can even thaw out in the freezer although the freezer seems to be iced up. (Usually at the rear wall where the evaporator core is located)

(Air flow through the evaporator core and cold air circulation and re-circulation through the refrigerator is performed by the air circulation fan and it also must be functioning)

Be sure to only use a blow dryer (with a towel on the bottom of the freezer) to thaw out the evaporator core and do not use any hard or sharp objects or the evaporator core can be damaged. The defrost timer can be located inside of the refrigerator itself, (see lower image) or it can be mounted outside usually either behind the air intake cowl or kick panel at the front base of the refrigerator, or most likely located behind the service panel on the rear of the refrigerator, and usually if the defrost timer is turning then it is most likely working, however the defrost timer can move very slowly and you can place a mark on the timer and the housing to check after about fifteen minutes to see if the position on the defrost timer has changed. The deforst timer on newer digital models can be built into the circuit board and is not a seperate timer mechanism.

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Sep 30, 2010 | Amana Refrigerators

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My refrigerator is starting to freeze the products inside the refrigerator portion. I turned back the temperature level & it didn't help any (which may indicate that it is broken). Any idea on how to...


The problem is most likely either the defrost timer, and/or the defrost heater element(s) are faulty. The problem is actually that the defrost heater elements are not functioning properly and the evaporator core is actually freezing up and blocking the air flow through the evaporator core and also freezing up the thermal sensor, and when that happens there is no longer enough cold air being circulated through the refrigerator (that is actually how the unit operates and air must be able to flow through the evaporator core and then be circulated throughout the refrigerator to properly function) and as a result the refrigerator stops functioning and food can even thaw out in the freezer although the freezer seems to be iced up. (Usually at the rear wall where the evaporator core is located)

(Air flow through the evaporator core and cold air circulation and re-circulation through the refrigerator is performed by the air circulation fan and it also must be functioning)

Be sure to only use a blow dryer (with a towel on the bottom of the freezer) to thaw out the evaporator core and do not use any hard or sharp objects or the evaporator core can be damaged. The defrost timer can be located inside of the refrigerator itself, (see lower image) or it can be mounted outside usually either behind the air intake cowl or kick panel at the front base of the refrigerator, or most likely located behind the service panel on the rear of the refrigerator, and usually if the defrost timer is turning then it is most likely working, however the defrost timer can move very slowly and you can place a mark on the timer and the housing to check after about fifteen minutes to see if the position on the defrost timer has changed. The deforst timer on newer digital models can be built into the circuit board and is not a seperate timer mechanism. The defrost heater coils can easily be checked by dis-connecting them and using an ohm meter, and a high or an infinite reading would indicate a faulty heater coil, however most of the time they are easily identified as being bad just by looking at them.

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Sep 21, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Won,t get cold freezer side not freezing it is a ge side by side . ice is present at the back of freezer side


The problem is most likely the defrost heater element(s) and/or the defrost timer. The defrost heater element(s) are located with the evaporator core behind the access panel inside of the freezer, and can be removed, tested with an ohm meter, (any reading other than infinity would most likely mean the heater element is functional) and replaced if necessary. The defrost timer can be located inside of the refrigerator, or outside of the refrigerator behind the front kick panel, or behind the rear access cover on the back of the refrigerator.

Usually if the evaporator core is freezing up and not allowing air to flow through the evaporator core, (necessary for the system to function properly) then the defrost timer is most likely working and the defrost heater element(s) would most likely be at fault.

Always place a towel on the bottom of the freezer and use a blow dryer to defrost the evaporator core and never use any sharp or hard objects to pick away the ice or the evaporator core can be damaged and the refrigerant will be leak from the system.

I have included some images to help assist you including an image of a defrost timer that is located inside of the refrigerator, and a new defrost heater element or defrost timer can be purchased from an appliance parts distributor.

Let me know if you require any further assistance.


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Jul 25, 2010 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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Refregarator get defrost at the meant time, frezer working well.


The problem is most likely the defrost heater element(s) and/or the defrost timer. The defrost heater element(s) are located with the evaporator core behind the access panel inside of the freezer, and can be removed, tested with an ohm meter, (any reading other than infinity would most likely mean the heater element is functional) and replaced if necessary. The defrost timer can be located inside of the refrigerator, or outside of the refrigerator behind the front kick panel, or behind the rear access cover on the back of the refrigerator.

Usually if the evaporator core is freezing up and not allowing air to flow through the evaporator core, (necessary for the system to function properly) then the defrost timer is most likely working and the defrost heater element(s) would most likely be at fault.

Always place a towel on the bottom of the freezer and use a blow dryer to defrost the evaporator core and never use any sharp or hard objects to pick away the ice or the evaporator core can be damaged and the refrigerant will be leak from the system.

I have included some images to help assist you, and a new defrost heater element or defrost timer can be purchased from an appliance parts distributor.


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Jul 17, 2010 | Amana ARB8057CSL Bottom Freezer...

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My refrigerator model #hmg6414 will freeze for


if the rear frz back wall frzs up id say you have a defrost problem. 3 things it could be a heater, a defrost thermostat or a defrost timer .
if the unit runs for 2 weeks good then stops and doesnt come back on. id say your timer is bad. usually located behind ref in rear btm.part # 68233-3 roughly 55.00-100.00 depending on were you live. if works 2 weeks good then rear wall freezes up then your heater or thermostat is bad. heater # 61001874 roughly 39.99-69.99 depending were you live and who u use. if defrost thermost part # 52085-29 roughly 29.99-49.99. again depending on who u use. labor between 85-175 .hope this helps you . the heater can be tested if you have a ohm meter touch each end of meter leads to each side of heater if you get a reading on ohms its good, no reading means bad heater thats if the rear wall freezes in back only. defrost thermostat cannot be tested properly.

Sep 16, 2009 | Admiral Refrigerators

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GE side by side. The freezer will freeze up with


Replace the defrost heater, located at the bottom of the cooling coils, behind the back wall of the freezer.

Aug 04, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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Hotpoint sidebyside--freezer back panel has ice on it.


It could be the defrost timer the defrost heater or the defrost termostat You can check the heaters for continuity or when the freezer is all cover with ice turn the timer (located in the cold control box inside the refrigerator ) untill the compresor stops and if the heaters start glowing the timer is bad.

Jul 22, 2009 | Hotpoint  16.6 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer...

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Refrigerator is somewhat cold as is the freezer side but the freezer side is not generating freezing temperatures. Same temperature btw the refrigerator & freezer. Model 596.50392001. Any suggestions?


Your refrigerator has a defrost timer located near the floor and behind the kick plate. Remove the kick plate grill and turn the timer slowly clockwise until refrigerator compressor stops running. Leave it there for about 30 minutes or until refrigerator restarts. During this time the refrigerator should be in the defrost cycle. Open the freezer and you will possibly hear a crackling noise or the noise of water sizzling as it drips from the evaporator to the defrost heater. If your refrigerator does not restart after this time then turn the timer again slowly until the compressor restarts. If you do this then the timer will need replaced If no defrost takes place during this time then we need to move to the rear of the freezer and unplug the refrigerator and do some test on the defrost heater. Let me know how this worked out for you. The part number for your defrost timer is 10530703
Thanks, Sea Breeze

Jun 24, 2009 | Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side...

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Poor cooling in the refrigerator but the freezing is working fine.


unplug the refrigerator, remove the back panel inside the freezer, plug it back on, see if the freezer fan is working, if not replace it. if fan is working but there's a block of ice on the evaporator, replace the defrost timer located next to the thermostat, the defrost thermostat located on the evaporator and test the defrost heater element with a multi-meter.

Jun 07, 2009 | Frigidaire FRT17G4B Top Freezer...

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