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.