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How do I replace the defrost timer on frigidaire model ffph31m6l?

Turning it off for 24 hrs

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Hello David Perry, thank you for your post!

I understand that you would like to change the defrost timer inside of your Frigidaire refrigerator, FFPH31M6L. Regrettably, this is not a simple DIY job. In order to accurately remove the old component and install the new timer I would recommend having a professional technician come out. This can help to avoid any personal injuries or future failure. Hope this information is helpful. -Matt

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http://www.us1internet.com/FRS24XGCW2_141846.htm

The above URL will take you to an exploded view of the controls. Look at number 23 which will be located behind toe plate below door on the left side. That is the defrost timer. Rotate the clutch head screw Clockwise SLOWLY until you hear a loud click. That is the defrost timer starting the defrost. If the unit restarts after 18-22 minutes and defrost does not take place you problem is most likely the defrost thermostat.

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SOURCE: defrost timer location

the timer in the refrigerator console were the control is

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

Maytag317
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SOURCE: INSTALATION OF MAYTAG DEFROSTER TIMER

Hi, Here is a picture of the control panel where the timer is located. There is a1/4" screw holding the control panel up. Remove the screw and the control panel should release. The timer has a wire harness of 4 wires. It can only plug in 1 way.
Please let me know if this has helpes you at all or if I can assist you further.

Thanks
Vic

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

VtToolMan
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SOURCE: where is defrost timer located on frigidaire

I couldn't pull up a line drawing for this model, but I recall that on these, (and other fridges of this age and era) had the defrost timer mounted under the front edge of the fridge, just behing the toe kick panel.

Some manufacturers mounted them at the rear behind the thin paperboard "cover", but I'd look for it at the front first.

In either location, it should be mounted behind a metal plate with a small hole in it that has a plastic or metal adjustment shaft that a flat bladed screwdriver slips into to manually advance the cycles.

Just remember to unplug the fridge before you disconnect the timer or attempt to replace it. Once you're done, you can advance the timer to initiate the defrost or cooling cycle, to gets things going.

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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