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I have a Maytag PTB1953DR refrigerator, would the timer be shot again?

I have a Maytag PTB1953DR refrigerator. The freezer coil was frozen again so I replaced the thermostat on the coil. This is the second time. I replaced the timer about two years ago, would it be shot already?

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The timer should last a lot longer than that, but I have received bad ones right out of the box. Depending on model year, the full current of the compressor and the defrost heater are present in the defrost timer contacts. The defrost heater should be checked with a volt-ohm meter if continued icing takes place. The defrost heater will have a positive ohm reading if it is okay. If the meter reads infinity or 0.0 ohms, the heater is bad.

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