I have a top mount Whirlpool refrigerator that I've changed the timer and put the black jumper onto connecter 1. I've noticed the freezer would melt everything and freeze it back up again so I changed the timer again but to a universal one with no jumper. Would this be okay and what does that jumper do and do I need it for this refrigerator or not. Thank you
Answer Hello Tizzle,
This is more likely to be a defective defrost thermostat. The job of the defrost thermostat is to open the circuit to the defrost heater when before the items in the freezer are melted, (normally about 50°F). The defrost timer will just cycle the defrost circuit in and out for a specified period of time. The defrost timer matters as long as it is for the same defrost intervals and defrost times.
Have timer # 482493 were does the black wire go, no tech sheet.
Based on your model number, the black lead wire would slide down over the terminal labeled 1 on the timer.
Where do I put the black wire?
Answer Hello Marco. Place the black wire onto terminal number 2.
Which terminal is the extra (black?) wire connected to for the correct defrost operation of this refridgerator?
The black wire that comes off the motor of the timer will go to the terminal labeled number 2 for your unit.
I Have Purchase a Defrost Timer from you all Part No. AP 3110896 and replaced the old Timer. Had 2 black wires and Metal cover and has a stud for a ground wire. I installed the Timer which had only one black wire, I placed it on terminal 2, and then into the Hones. Start up the Refrigerator but it is not cooling properly.
Answer Alexis, You have installed the correct defrost timer 482493, and you have wired it correctly ( Terminal 1 - Black wire, terminal 2- pink wire and timer motor black lead wire, terminal 3 red wire and terminal 4 orange wire). What was the original problem that caused you to change the defrost timer ? and recheck or reset the settings on the control panel to the mid range settings, and allow the refrigerator to operate for 24 hours, before you readjust anything.
Im having problems with my fridge, I replaced the deforst timer and the cold control, And now the motor isn't click on.. its been over 12 hrs and it bearly cool.. what is the next thing I should do? How can I determine what parts I need?
You will want to make sure that the black lead wire on the timer motor goes to the pin numbered 1. If not then the unit will not work properly. Also you will want to check to see if the coils in the freezer compartment are impacted with ice. If so then the issue would be a defrost issue in which you can put the timer into the defrost cycle and see if the heater comes on if not then the heater or the defrost thermostat would be faulty and need to be replaced.