The refrigerator keeps tripping the circuit breaker. After I rotate the timer, it will work and then it will trip the breaker. Could it be the timer?
Answer Hello Majid. Does this only happen when the timer is in defrost mode, or when the compressor is trying to start? Thanks.
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Where is my defrost timer located?
When you remove the lower kickplate on the unit, the defrost timer will be located on the frame under the door. You will see a hole with a screw on either side. The defrost timer is located behind there.
Freezer section after using a hair dryer to melt ice build up on the coils after a couple of weeks there is build up again? Where is the defrost timer located? How to check it out? Thanks
Answer Hello Greg,
This model usually has a failure of the defrost thermostat 5303917954. The defrost timer is in the area with the controls. To test it, rotate the knob on it until the unit kicks off. The unit should kick back on within about 30 minutes of energizing the defrost heater circuit.
Where is the defrost timer located?
Answer Hello Brittany. This model does not use a defrost timer, it uses a ADC 242011001. It is located in the control panel section inside the unit.
Hi, I found an ice built up on the back of the freezer and the lower part of the fresh food section is warm. I stuck my finger in the spot where the cool air comes in the cool the lower part of the fresh food section and found it was blocked with ice. So I shut off the unit and let the ice melt and started the unit back up. It was working fine. The lower part became cool. About a week went by and it was iced up again. Thought it could been the heater for the defrost system. Tested it and that was Ok. I need some help on this one. Thanks Dwain
Answer Hello Dwain,
The frost build-up between the sections is usually caused by an air leak. You need to check the door seals for proper seating. Both door seals should be checked since either can cause the issue. The fresh food door gasket 218730609 is more likely since if the freezer door isn't sealing, there will be a frost build-up near the air leak. The room humidity is the moisture that causes the frost formation. Make sure the unit is loaded so the door can close completely since certain items in the door can contact the drawers and hold the door open a very small amount. I have even found crisper covers not installed all the way and this will hold the door open also.
Installed a new timer. Lights come on but no compressor. Is there something I need to do?
Answer Hello Michael. It may be in a defrost cycle. Give it about 30 minutes and see if it comes on. If not, you may have a bad cold control 241537103 in the unit.