Question about Refrigerators
Why would the 8 hour timer defroster- model# 482493 on my Kitchen Aid model # KBR S22K6 Fridge stop working and need to be replaced every 2 or 3 years?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi, With the information you supplied i'm going to assume there is an ice build up at the rear of the freezer. Your problem is going to be with your defrost system. I will also assume you have the ability to repair this yourself. This is going to be one of three problems with your refridgerator, 1st thing to do is remove shelfs and panel in the back of the freezer...you should see ice build up on the evaporator...don't worry get a hair dryer and melt the ice. Next locate the wires for the heater...using a multi meter test the heater for condinuity...if the heater is bad replace it, If the heater is good replace the defrost thermostat..the stat normally is a barrel looking part clipped onto the evaporator pipe. The last possible problem could be the evaporator fan, have you heard the fan running in the past few hours?..if you are not sure pull the panel out to where you can see fan and watch it over an hour to see if it turns. I have included links with pictures of what the parts you need to check are: http://romulusappliance.com/manufacturers/maytag/refrigerators/575432.JPG defrost stat http://www.hotekalliance.com/UploadFiles/2008627111553382.jpg heaters http://www.applianceblog.com/archives/EvapMotor1018185.jpg evap fan. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions please feel free to comment again. If you decide to get a repair guy in should not cost you any more then $120 - $200 depending on make/model/problem Good luck!
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
SOURCE: ON A NEW FRIG, KITCHEN
It's fully automatic -- it will very briefly kick on the defrost cycle once a day (variable by model) to prevent frost buildup, but not long enough to warm the food.
Posted on Sep 26, 2010
SOURCE: I have a Kitchen Aid refrigerator model KTRS20K which stopped working (everything felt warm and freezer not working ). I replaced the defrost timer, it didn't quite match but was told it was a re
That does not sound like a defrost timer problem. Sounds like a condenser or evaporator fan is beginning to fail. They don't always stop when they fail. Many will slow down and stop while you are not looking causing the refrigerator to stop cooling for a while. Let me know if you have any questions, Thanks Sea Breeze
Posted on Feb 13, 2012
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