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Where is the defrost timer located on an Amana 25. Model # SR25E-1-L

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Old model refrigerator have their defrost timer located at the back right upper corner or the left lower corner with a hole slot for a screw driver. New models have it inside the refrigerator near the thermostat control. It also has a hole slot for a screw driver.

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The above URL will take you to an exploded view of the controls. Look at number 23 which will be located behind toe plate below door on the left side. That is the defrost timer. Rotate the clutch head screw Clockwise SLOWLY until you hear a loud click. That is the defrost timer starting the defrost. If the unit restarts after 18-22 minutes and defrost does not take place you problem is most likely the defrost thermostat.

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need to know the make and model...

GE are in the top right back
Frigidaire are under the toe plate left and right also in the back by the compressor. cheaper frigdaire are in the middle center top refer... so you see they hide them in a lot of places..

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you left the chat but if you want to see a view of it go to enter the make and your model number and you can see the timer there

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you unit do not carry it carry a board it at the back off the unit

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