My KitchenAid has an electronic defrost timer, with a chip in it. Will the mechanical timer you sell replace the electronic timer I currently have? Also, how can I test my unit to be sure the defrost timer has failed?
The mechanical defrost timer will not work in place of the electronic defrost timer. To check the timer the best thing to do is if the unit is not defrosting then do a continuity test on the heater and defrost bimetal, if there is continuity with both then the issue would be the timer.
482493 on 1068275580 Black wire? Does it go on #2 terminal?
Answer Hello Bonitarunner. Yes, you will need to install the black wire onto terminal number 2 of the timer.
What terminal does the black wire go on (no tech sheet)?
Answer Neck hurts,
The black lead wire for the new timer will go to the number 1 terminal on the timer for your model.
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.