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I have an Amana TG21VW refrigerator and it seemed to have trouble turning on until you reset its built in timer. Thinking that the timer might have a problem, I got another compatible timer and put it in. Now it turns on but it has trouble turning off and everything is getting freezer burn. I put the level between 2-3 out of 8 and when it is at 3 it turns on but does not shut off by itself. The timer I bought and the timer I replaced it with are identical and say that they are 10 hour timers...also the fridge does not seem to have much other control components or switches or anything like that other than the timer. All the wires go into the timer from the cold level control switches and then go to the back into the compressor. Is their a sensor or thermostat that I am missing and where is it because it is nowhere inside the control panel that pops down when you take out the screws in which you find the timer. Please help.

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  • amituttam82 Sep 12, 2009

    Please, where is this operating thermostat on the refrigerator. When I open the inside panel, all I see is the assembly for the control switches but no part it connects to except the compressor mechanism in the back of the fridge. Am I missing something? Once again it is an Amana TG21VW.

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It seem like you are stating 2 different things here and if you saying you are setting you thermostat setting for the frig and it runs and runs then the defrost timer will not solve this problem it is the operating thermostat that needs replaced not the defrost timer its the one that turn on the frig when you select a higher #

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