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I can’t find the defrost timer on my Maytag side by side MSB2354GR...would you know where it is located?

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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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SOURCE: Maytag PBF 2255 HEW refrigerator defrost timer location?

These look like schematics that might help you.

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SOURCE: where is the defrost timer in a maytag plus side

It does not have a timer it has a defrost board it is in the top of the frig in the back right corner under light a thermostat cover in a box and no they can't be advanced or checked.If the element is good and the thermistor is good than the only thing left is the defrost board and usually it is the board hope that helps

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SOURCE: Where is the defrost timer located on GE

This model does not have a defrost timer. It has a motherboard. You must jump out the plug to the main board to test the defrost circuit. In order to do this take the cover off of the main board, find the three wire connector on the base of the main board, connecter is normally blue in color. On the board itself it will identify termials as line, defrost, and compressor. To test you must create a jumper wire.Install the jumper in the plug terminals identified as line and defrost.This will turn the defrost heater on. If the heater does not come on, look for a defective heater or a defrost thermostat(mounted on the top of the evaporator). If the heater does come on replace the thermister(located on top of evap, white in color and has two white wires part#WR55x10025)

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If this unit has the temp controls in the middle top of the fridge then it is in there.

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