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I have a whirlpool refridgerator - model number et1chmxkbo3 - please explain proper placement of the replacement pigtail on the defrost timer prior to installation. Instructions are very unclear. Thank you.

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sounds like the probable cause is defrost heater. get someone to test the element.

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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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I think it may be a defrost system problem. If you have frost on the back wall the problem is related to the defrost timer or defrost heaters or thermostat.

Also check the condenser for dust. If plugged with dust the system can not get rid of the heat. If dust is present clean it out completely.
Remove the toe plate under the refrigerator door to check the condenser.

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I found an electral diagram on line.

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I can't find the wiring diagram for my whirlpool refridgerator.... MOD.#ET19RKXFN01 SER.#EG3222178. Can you please help. I need to change the defrost timer.....Thanks


I will try to locate a wiring diagram for your model ET19RKXFN01 but to change the defrost timer you will only need to know its location. Here is a link to the repair parts=> ET19RKXFN01_Repair_Parts_List
Go to page 5 of the repair parts list and you will see item number 4 Then on page 6 of the parts list you will see the timer part number beside the item 4. That is your defrost timer part number 2193084 Defrost Timer
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Your refrigerator is an older model and may have the wiring digram in a packet behind the kick plate in the front near floor. Changing the defrost timer will not require use of a wiring diagram. Simply remove the old timer and replace the new defrost timer by plugging it into the wiring harness. The defrost timer can be found behind the control panel inside the fresh food compartment where the controls are located above the top shelf. If you have questions just let me know, Thanks Sea Breeze

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You'll need the model number more so than the serial number.
Your problem is one or more parts of the defrost system is malfunctioned and in return your problem arises. There are three parts to the system, the defrost timer or in some cases control board, defrost thermostat also known as a bi-metal, and the defrost heater. The defrost system is set up to operate as so. The defrost timer or control board will turn the machine off, in some cases every 8 hours, some 12. During this time period the defrost heaters, located behind the freezer wall and rest underneath the evaporator, yet wires to them run up the side of it, are energized and emit heat that raises upward to melt the ice that has formed on the evaporator coils. The bi-metal or defrost thermostat is at the top of the evaporator. When the heat from the heater starts to reach the bi-metal, it breaks the circuit turning the heater off. The whole purpose of this is because the freezer cool the refridgerator side by drawing air across the coils and blowing to the other side via the evap fan motor. In my opinion, if you change one part of the defrost system change them all because usually when one part fails another will follow, so save yourself the time and the food loss, the cost difference is minute.

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First out make sure you understand how refridgerators work. The freezer actually cools the refridgerator by means of the fan in the freezer. Check for ice build up on the freezer wall, if you have that you have a defrost problem, and should call a tech unless your handy them just use your model number, go to apdepot.com and enter the information and you will get an illistrated parts breakdown. Defrost timer, bi-metal or defrost thermostat and defrost heaters are the three parts of that system. Also now you could have something blocking airflow, a faulty cold control thermostat, or the fan in the freezer just may not be running at all.

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Before you do anything be sure that you can find the model number of your refrigerator that is most times located inside the fresh food section door or inside wall of the fresh food section. The location of the defrost timer are either behind the control panel in fresh food section or behind the kickplate at the front base of refrigerator. Here are the=> Appliance Model Number Locations Below is a short You-Tube clip on how to replace a defrost timer or click HERE If for some reason you have questions or your refrigerator does not have a defrost timer please tell me the model number and I will explain just what you will need to do, Thanks Sea Breeze



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Frost and ice is forming in the freezer of my ED5FHEXNQ00 whirlpool side by side.Refridgerator is not very cold.I have defrosted 3 times now.Refridgerator is still too warm,and ice forms again in about 3...


You have 1 of 3 things going on. Either the defrost timer has gone bad, the defrost terminator is bad or the defrost heater is bad. The problem is one of these 3 things and even if you replace all 3 items the repair is still inexpensive to do.

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The refridgerator is not staying cold. The


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The evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer will ice up under normal conditions. Every 8 to 10 hours for around 20 minutes the defrost timer (or in most newer models the electronic adaptive defrost control) will turn the defrost heater on to melt the built up ice. There is a defrost thermostat which prevents the heater from overheating the freezer by breaking the heater circuit when the temp reaches close to 32 degrees F. The entire cooling system shuts off during the defrost cycle and starts back when the timer advances through the cycle.

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.
With an ohm meter it should show continuity when cold and none when warm.
You can also bypass(disconnect the two wires plugged into it and twist them together) the thermostat to see if the heater comes on then. If it does then you know the thermostat is bad and needs replaced.

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.

If you have an adaptive defrost control instead of a timer, replace it if the heater and thermostat test good. It is located in the fridge with the controls in some models and on the back in others. You can post your model number into one of several appliance parts sites on the internet and search for defrost components to find your parts.

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The procedure to Check Defrost Timer is Explained below :-

http://www.ehow.com/how_4504020_test-refrigerator-defrost-timer.html

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

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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.
You can test defrost element with an ohm meter(located inside freezer coils-will have two wires going to a plug connection), if OK replace defrost timer (located in various places depending on make and model

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I think it may be a defrost system problem. If you have frost on the back wall the problem is related to the defrost timer or defrost heaters or thermostat.

Also check the condenser for dust. If plugged with dust the system can not get rid of the heat. If dust is present clean it out completely.
Remove the toe plate under the refrigerator door to check the condenser.

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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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