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    • Part Number: AP2113768
    • MFG Part Number: 216730700
    • Made by: Frigidaire
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We recently had the deforst timer replaced on this freezer (6 years old). now the freezer triggers the circuit breaker and turns off after 10-12 hours. When I turn the defrost timer past the two clicks it runs again and we have to do this avery 8-10 hours. What is the issue and can this be resolved with replacing the heater element? or something else?

Ned for Model Number FFU20FC4CWO

ANSWER Hi Ned. Check the defrost timer connections to see if there is a shorted wire grounding out onto the chassis or the bracket mount. Open the freezer back wall and make sure the defrost thermostat part # 297216600 is closed (0-ohms) under normal temperatures. Make sure the heater part # 216730700 leads are not grounded out as well. Repair all terminal leads if necessary. The heater should have resistance and not open (o-ohms). From what you described the Defrost timer part # 297318010 may have internally shorted terminals. Thank You. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Monday, September 24, 2012

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