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Defrost timer were is the defrost timer on a refridgerator

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  • LaxDad615 Nov 24, 2008

    I have a TT21AXK005 and can't find the defrost timer - it needs to be replaced by it isn't in the lower kick plate where I expected it to be?

  • miamia42 Jan 23, 2009

    where is the defrost timer on an Amana DRS2662AW

  • cnkmorey Apr 08, 2009

    Trying to locate the timer on a Frigidaire model #FRS6L7EES9. Thank you.

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    The defrost tmer can be located in several places each mfg seems to have a diffrent spot they like to locate them. We need your model number in order to locate where it is in your model please post this and we can get you an answer

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True as mike said, some use a Adaptive defrost board and really notorious for blinking out. whirlpool maytag and ge models use it.

like he said some model have them behind the refrigerator, some are located inside (note: look for thermostat and loosen about 2 to 4 screws)

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Most newer refers have the timer located somewhere near the main controls. Usually in the console near the refrigerator thermostat. older models could be behind the kick plate on the bottom or even on some in the back near the compressor. If it's a new electronic model it may not have a timer.

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If this ice is not melted it will continue to build up until the air can’t flow over the coil to circulate the cold air through the freezer and into the fridge. The temperature change in the fridge is usually noticed first followed by the freezer.

If the defrost thermostat is bad, it can prevent the heater from coming on OR it won’t turn the heater off when it gets too warm. It is clamped to the evaporator coil at the top to sense the temp. If it appears to be misshapen it is bad.
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The defrost heater is located on the evaporator. It is in a tube which is at the bottom and can also go up the sides of the evaporator. On some types you can see a burnt spot if it’s bad. With an ohm meter it should show continuity from end to end when disconnected from the wiring in the freezer. You can also test the wiring for voltage when it’s in the defrost mode.

If you have a defrost timer you can test it. It can be located under the fridge behind the kick panel on the front. Some are in the fridge with the controls at the top. You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer because that means the timer is not running. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

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