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I have a Kitchen AId refrigerator model KSRB22HF. It tripped the circuit breaker...repair man replaced defrost timer...Refrigerator ran for about 30 hours then tripped the breaker. Repair man returned and replaced the defrost thermostat. Refrigerator ran for about 30 hours then circuit breaker tripped. Repair man says buy a new refrigerator he's not coming back.

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Probably the best thing to do unless you paid a lot for the attempted repair.

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Andeb, couple of things you want to check. Is the fan in the freezer section running? Take the lower back panel off and see if the condensor fan is running as well as the compressor. As long as you tilted it only slightly I would think this is a fan or overload relay problem. Check the things I mentioned and post back...Catriver.

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unlikely to be the defrost timer. more likely to be the defrost element. try disconnecting the element and see if it trips then. could be of course a wiring fault - frayed wires etc

Posted on Jun 19, 2007

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SOURCE: Frigidare refrigerator FRS26ZTH FREEZER FREEZING UP/FRIG NOT COOL

also check defrost timer,defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: My Whirlpool refrigerator trips the main breaker of 40 Amps

A refrig cannot pull 40 amps in defrost , unless there is a direct short in the defrost system ( timer , heater , bimetal ) . I would use an extention cord ( for test purposes only ) , and try a different plug . Sounds like the circuit breaker is weak . In defrost , the MOST you should get , is 6 amps . This will not throw a 40 amp breaker . If you have an amp meter , remove the back refrig panel behind the refrig , and connect to one of the power cord lines (just not the green ground ) , turn into defrost and check the amps . This will tell you if short is in refrig , or weak breaker .

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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HI. your unit is equipped with a defrost thermostat that is wired directly to the control board/PCb, and linked to the defrost element as well. this thermostat has failed, in return, not allowing the proper transfer of correct temp readings that the control uses to calculate the proper defrost cycle.

Replacing the defrost thermostat(Bi Metal) will fix this issue.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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