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Welbilt Fridge I need to purchase replacement defrost timer. Welbuilt Model #WFF89; Serial #20523554; Manufacture Date: 1992.

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SOURCE: How old?

Check the metal tag inside inside the fridge, not the paper sticker in the freezer. My Hotpoint has both but only the tag in the fridge has the full model number. Correct model number tag should also have the serial number listed on the tag. Also some models will have a tag on the back so check there too.

Since Hotpoint is made by GE you may also want to look on GE website: http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/

On their site I found a luink to a PDF scanned file of the user guide for CTF19 models. http://genet.geappliances.com/DocSearch/pdf/39-6193.PDF

Last page of the PDF lower left is dated 9/82 this couls be close to the year of your unit.

Good luck.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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SOURCE: maytag fridge defrost timer location

its not a timer , but an adaptive defrost control board, in the upper rigth hand side of refrig compartment, atop the control housing heres the part number 61005988.

check this site ==> http://www.fixya.com/support/t1330051-defrost_timer

Good luck,
Tony Ip

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Leaking water inside fridge/freezes the food

Most likely your defrost condensate drain in the rear of your freeze is frozen over. I have put together a long page on the link below. Little too much about leaks in refrigerators and how to solve the problem to fit this page. Choose the part that applies most to your situation and let me know how I may help you resolve yours. I'll be here if you need so click on the link below, Thanks, Sea Breeze
HOW TO FIX A DRAIN LEAK INSIDE REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER PART 2

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SOURCE: Welbuilt Refridgerator (old) - Which way is coldest - 0 or 6?

Most controls work with the highest number being the coldest. Keep in mind that once you adjust that setting you should allow 24 hr for the refrigerator to "equalize" to it new set temp. Hope this helps

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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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.

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You can test the termostat,just see if the fridge goes on and off..
If it goes off then the defrost heater sould go on.
The best way is to replace both the timer and thermostat...

if a evaporator gives any problems then the fridge wont cool down.

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