Where is defrost control located?
Answer Hello B. It is located in the control section inside the refrigerator, behind the control cover. Hope this helps.
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Went through Appliance Parts Pros.com's on-line system describing my Kenmore refrigerator problem which through process of elimination stated 40% chance bottom hinges or 50% Defrost Timer. Purchased your timer which I installed. Results = some improvement but, not repaired yet. I had already measured Temps with my Infrared and also checked for leaks around double side by side doors. I double checked gaskets and cleaned them anyway. I checked levelness and cleaned dust bunnies from coils. Also checked for blockages and opened trap door all the way. (The small adjustable door opening between between the Freezer and Fridge). Still runs almost all the time?
I am wondering
1). Does my Fridge have a slow freon leak?
2). Does this model have a freon filler cap to test freon pressure?
3). Would a Appliance mechanic be able to refill and use a stop leak.
4). What kind of freon is it?
5). What year was my Fridge manufactured?
Will you help by answering these five questions?
The best thing to do would be to check the coils in the freezer compartment for a frost pattern. If the coils are impacted with ice then this would cause the unit to run all the time. If the coils do not have a full frost pattern then the issue would either be a restriction or a leak in the sealed system. If the coils have a nice even frost pattern from top to bottom then the sealed system would not be the issue. As for the 5 questions that you have, 1. the determination of the frost pattern is a good indicator of a refrigerant leak. 2. Unless the unit has previously been cut into, there would not be a cap to test the refrigerant pressure. 3. An appliance technician would be able to come in and refill the unit with refrigerant and would have to install a new filter drier as well. There is no type of stop leak for refrigeration systems. 4. If the unit was manufactured after 1992 then the refrigerant would be R134a prior may be R12. 5. We are unable to tell how old the unit is based off the model number of the unit.
If the evaporator coils on the unit have a nice even frost pattern and the unit is getting too cold then it would be more likely that the thermostat is bad.