Where is defrost timer located?
Answer Hello Linesoker. The defrost timer 68233-3 is located in the control section of the refrigerator. Here is a link to the parts diagram and the timer is number 12 in the diagram to help you with the location. Hope this helps. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=44954&diagram_id=29721676
With the defrost timer removed from unit, I dont have continuity between terminals 1 and 3. Is timer bad?
Answer Hello Marc. Turn the timer 68233-3 until it clicks. If the contacts still read open, the timer 68233-3 is bad and will need to be replaced. Hope this helps.
my freezer frosts up and ref wont stay cold
Answer Roberta, The defrost timer is a good possibility but it's a bit more common for the heater fail 61002045 or a loose connection at the defrost thermostat or bad thermostat 61005254 You'll need to remove the freezer back wall to access and check the heater, thermostat and wiring. Thanks and Good Luck.
should there be a continuity ready across 3 and 1. there is a resistor? between them 39k o>. is there a way to verify it is working.
Answer Kurt, Yes there should be a continuity reading between terminals 1 and 3 at the defrost timer. On the RX1 setting , you would read a closed circuit. the 39K ohms, is the timer motor winding resistance and the resistor. If the resistor was bad, you'd have no resistance reading. Good Luck.
My evap coil keeps icing. Is the defrost timer a regular problem on this model? Or did I pop a wire loose some where defrosting the unit? Is there an electric heating element on the coil to defrost it?
Answer Hello Chris. You will want to check the connections going and coming from the timer to the heater and defrost tstat. If all wires are intact you should test the defrost tstat, it should read close for continuity when cold. Depending on your serial number will determine which thermostat is appropriate for your unit. For the defrost heater 61002045 you should get a resistance reading. You will need a multi meter to test these components TJMA-DM1. Here is a link you can refer to for help with using a multi meter: http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html . Hope this helps!