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Defrost timer doesn't work, probably need new one but cant find any. thanks

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One of my first questions is has it worked at all.? If not, probably the wiring is backwards. They generally are good timers. If it has, you may have the power leg to it tripped. Turn off both legs and then back on. This should take care of it. Next , probably the motor. Get a whole new timer. Not worth the savings and effort to fool with it.

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First check to see if the fan is spinning, it could be stuck in the ice. A full manual defrost is required for starters. Move all the food to another cooler. If the covers will come off the freezer easily, check the fan and the defrost coil.
After the defrost, plug it back in and check the fan, and the defrost timer. It should hum. Rotate it to a click, which will be defrost. Check if the defrost coil works. Leave the timer running, it should restart the fridge after a short time. If it doesn't, get a new timer. Keep checking components until you have your fridge fixed. Have fun, fridges are not too difficult to sort out.

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I think that now that the timer has been opened it needs to be replaced. However the timer doesn't generally shut of just the fan, it's designed to stop the compressor from running and turn on the electric defroster.
Most of the time that a freezer gets cold and the fridge doesn't means that you either have a bad cooling fan or a blockage from ice. A complete defrost will ensure it's not a clog.
Even bench testing the fan is not a full proof test. Usually when you test the fan its in room temperature air and most people test the fan laying down.
The fan operate on very small bearings which are very sensitive to temperature, so testing a fan outside the fridge, you would need to test it in a cold environment and move the fan in multiple directions.
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My 3 year old bottom frezer samsung fridge stoped defrosting automatically.Ice builds up in vents till stops cooling.After unpluging and defrosting for 24 hrs manually,works good for 2-3mnths.Cant find...


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You can pull the cover inside the freezer exposing the evaporator coils,
look for the defrost heater at the bottom of the coils. Test for continuity.
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he auto defrost sub-system is faulty -- and probably the timer. You'll have to take the back panel out of the freezer to see the defrost timer. replace the defrost timer and it will fix this unit
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We need to check the defrost time inside the fresh food compartment. When you locate the timer you need to slowly turn clockwise until refrigerator goes into defrost. Leave it there for about 20 minutes. 1 minute after you turn timer open freezer door if the defrost is working now you will hear a crackling sound or slight glow caused by manual defrost. Do these things and the let me know. Let me know what you find, Thanks, Sea Breeze seabreezehvac@yahoo.com

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We need to check the defrost time inside the fresh food compartment. When you locate the timer you need to slowly turn clockwise until refrigerator goes into defrost. Leave it there for about 20 minutes. 1 minute after you turn timer open freezer dore if the defrost is working now you will hear a crackling sound or slight glow caused by manual defrost. Let me know what you find, Thanks, Sea Breeze seabreezehvac@yahoo.com

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Part number listed in fresh food compartment, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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Dear customer,
       The defrost timer is usually found behind the front grill of the freezer. It may also be found behind a cover plate inside the freezer, in the temperature control console, or behind the freezer near the compressor.
     To test whether the defrost timer is simply failing to advance, locate the advance screw and turn it clockwise until you hear it click. This advances it to the next mode. If it was cooling before, it is now in defrost mode. Simply wait about 35 minutes and check whether it has left defrost mode and has resumed cooling (listen for the compressor). If it does not advance, the timer motor is probably bad and the entire timer needs to be replaced. If it advances as it should, then you can follow the steps below to test the switch electrically.


          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. The connector can be removed by firmly pulling and rocking it left and right. It is not necessary to note the position of the wires because the connector plug is keyed so that it can be replaced in only one way.


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My Bosch upright fridge is not defrosting & has a wall of ice on the back. The fan does not appear to be working either. Is that the problem? - cant remember how often I see the fan working now!Thanks


I kind of doubt that the fan is the problem. On my refrigerator, when it goes on defrost, the fan shuts off. They don't want it blowing heated air on the milk. Yours might be different.

I don't know this particular frig, but evidently the defroster doesn't work. Perhaps the fan doesn't work also, or perhaps the fan would work if the defroster were fixed.

There is a defrost timer, under the frig, accessible from the front. You can turn it with a screw driver. Turn it till you hear a click. If the timer hasn't been turning, that should turn on the defroster, a heating element nested among the freezer coils. Wait half an hour and if it is defrosting, water should be dripping into the drip pan underneath the frig. If so, then replace the defrost timer and you're good to go.

If that doesn't make it defrost, then the problem is probably the defrost thermostat, in with the freezer coils. When the frig defrosts, the defrost heater stays on until the defrost thermostat gets warm. It should be open circuit while warm. But if it is open circuit while cold, it is bad and is the cause of your defrost problem.

If you open up the freezer coils, use a hair dryer to defrost. That is safer than hot water.

I think that when the defrost heater is turned on, then the fan is likewise turned off. The defrost thermostat, I think, is doing it's job, letting it cool again. But the timer is stuck. Or something???.

Hope you can fix it.

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