My refrigerator has a problem between the defrost timer and the compressor i think. i have power at the defrost timer but no power at the evaporator motor fan assembly. the fan in back works fine so i dont believe it is the compressor. Any Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
I found the defrost timer for my Kenmore 596.62239200 / freezer on bottom. it was in the top of the refrigerator compartment behind the light bulb console. had to remove the light bulb cover and then there are two visible screws that hold the defrost timer to the light console. the timer is up on top of the console and is not easily seen. ordered parts on www.repairclinic.com.
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it could be several reasons. since neither freezer or fridge is cooling i'd think the compressor is not coming on there could be several reasons for this.. id say first it could be the defrost timer is so equipted or a bad start/ run capacitor. these should be checked first. if you are and kind of handy it should not be a big deal.. you must kill the power in the unit befor you work o it though. if theres a defrost timer , locat it and try to turn it a little until it clicks or just turns a bit plug it back it and see if the compressor comes on if so you you need a defrost times. fairly common problem, probably 30- 40 dollars and local appliance parts store. the start capacitor will have to be checked to se it it is working with in the proper rating. if not it will not start the compressor. their cheap usually under 10 dollars at parts store. bet i can tel you from what i see here.. good luck let us know what you find please.
If you get the complete model number which is located inside the refrigerator on a tag either on the upper left or right wall or the roof inside and then go to partselect.com you will get an illustrated blow out and you'll be able to see exactly where every part is
You don't have a defrost timer, you have an adaptive defrost control which determines when to defrost based on how often door is opened etc. If you have a defrost problem check
, defrost heater, defrost thermostat How to check
If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.
The defrost timer inside the fresh food compartment is most likely the problem. Need to turn the timer slowly clockwise until compressor stops. I should remain off for about 25 minutes. During that time the freezer should be in defrost. You may be able to open the freezer door and hear the crackling and sizzle of the defrost taking place. If the timer does not restart the refrigerator after 25 minutes the turn the timer clockwise again until the compressor restarts. Number 6 in photo below is the defrost timer. The replacement timer part number is 482493. Here is a photo. Thanks Sea Breeze
First check to see if your compressor is running at all. If your compressor is at room temperature you cold control is not supplying power to the compressor. Replace the control or locate the defrost timer and rotate the clutch head screw ( Normally black or Grey) and rotate it a small amount clock-wise. If the compressor then starts replace the defrost timer.