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    • Part Number: AP4014734
    • MFG Part Number: 12566102
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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My unit needs to defrost. I cannot find how to do a manual forced defrost. I read about turning the defrost timer to get it to kick in. I do not see a timer on this unit and only see that there is a timer board, not a cam. My freezer side is fine and very cold, but is very iced over and no cold air is getting over to the cool side from the freezer side.

Randy for Model Number kenmore 596.53463300 side by side

ANSWER Hello Randy. Test the heater and the thermostat in the unit. It sounds like you may have a defrost problem with the unit. Check and see if there is any frost build up on the back wall of the freezer. If so, you will need to test the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. I will include a link at the end to assist you how to use the multi-meter if needed. If both parts are good, you will need to replace the defrost timer. Once the problem is repaired, you will need to thaw out the ice on the coils before the unit will operate properly. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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