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Refrigerator wont go into defrost...and i cant locate the defrost timer

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It is mounted inside the refrigerator compartment in the box that houses the temperature control knob and where the lightbulbs connect.

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In there a defrost timer


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If your model you listed is a TFX27PRBWW it will have a defrost timer located in the fresh food compartment and behind the controls. It's location is 257 in this photo HERE I would like you to turn the timer clockwise slowly until youi hear the compressor and fans stop. This should put the refrigerator into defrost if the defrost heater is still working. Did you hear any crackling or sizzle when place into defrost this way? Wait up to 35 minutes for the timer to come out of defrost and it should restart the refrigerator compressor and fans. If it does not come on automatically then simply turn the timer slowly clockwise again until they do restart. If you need to turn timer again to start refrigerator you will need to replace the timer=> WR9X489 Defrost Timer
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If the defrost timer is not the problem then we move to the freezer side, remove the rear panel of freezer and defrost the frost covering the evaporator as in this photo HERE The model TFX27PRBWW takes a=> WR51X10055 Defrost Heater Assembly
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and the defrost thermostat=> WR50X122 Defrost Thermostat
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The defrost heater is location 230 and the defrost thermostat is location 24 in this photo HERE Instructions in testing these parts are located on the parts pages I listed above. Please let me know if the model number is different than the one above your post so I may help you better, Thanks Sea Breeze

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Not every refrigerator has a defrost timer. Those that do will most times have it behind the controls inside fresh food campartment or just behind kickplate at front and base of refrigerator. What is your model number?
Here are some examples=> GE APPLIANCE MODEL NUMBER LOCATOR'S

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The timer is located in the fresh food section. Open the refrigerator door and look up, its in the control housing.

You can purchase the defrost timer at the link below.

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REF WONT GO INTO DEF


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Contact an appliance service company.

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If freezer is icing up, you might have a defrost problem. Frost free models have a heating element that is controlled by a timer to automatically defrost ice, defrost timer turns on defrost heating element every 12 hours to melt ice in freezer and allow good air flow.
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Hi, The defrost timer is located in the control panel. There should be 2-4 screws holding the control panel. Remove the screws and lower the panel to see the defrost timer. There are 2 screws holding the defrost timer in the control panel.
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WHERE IS THE DEFROST TIMER LOCATED ?


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The defrost timer is sometimes found behind the front grill of the refrigerator. It may also be found behind a cover plate inside the refrigerator or freezer, in the temperature control console, or behind the refrigerator near the compressor.
The timer is usually held in place with one or more screws. Remove the screws and gently pull the timer out far enough to disconnect the wiring connector.
Locate the timer switch and turn it clockwise until you hear it click. One click and the refrigerator shuts off = defrost mode, second click the compressor and fans come back on = run/cooling mode.
*Some defrost timers are a constant or continuous run timer, which means when ever the refrigerator is plugged in the defrost timer is powered up and running. Some defrost timers are an accumulative run timer, which means when the refrigerator is off the defrost timer is off and not running, when the refrigerator is running the defrost timer is running. This is also sometimes called a demand defrost. The power for the defrost timer goes through the cold control first on an accumulative defrost system. The timers are often the same but will be wired differently to get the different operations.

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