just received the replacement for the defrost timer (482493), i can not find a wiring diagram for this, which terminal dol i need to place the loose wire on?
Answer JT, Based on the model number you supplied your refrigerator has a "version 2" Cumulative Compressor Run Application (figure 3). You will use Procedure 3 to wire the replacement timer. The loose timer motor lead will attach to terminal #1, The Orange wire will attach to terminal #1 also. The Pink wire attaches to terminal #2, the White wire to terminal #3,and the Red wire to terminal#4 on the replacement timer.
The frig will run about 12 hours and shut off. I cleaned the coils and everything underneath the frig. The only way I get it to come back on is to mess with temp controls then it runs the time span then shuts off. Do you have any ideas what this could be? Thank you for your time and help.
Answer Kevin, You would want to start with a new cold control 2198202. Sounds like the control contacts aren't functioning properly. causing the unit to run until the defrost timer opens the power circuit and defrosts the evaporator. When you"mess with temp controls" you close the circuit and it runs again until the timer takes over.
I need to know where black wire on defrost timer goes for kitchen aid ktrf22mt
Answer Eric, Based on the partial information you supplied, the timer motor black loose wire will attach to terminal no.2. Wiring should be identical to Procedure 2, pg.3 of the instruction sheet #482494. Black wire attaches to terminal #1, Pink wire attaches to terminal#2,Red wire attaches to terminal#3 and Orange wire attaches to terminal#4.
My fridge seems to be working all the time, It suddenly started to frost a lot, so I checked it and seems to be working all the time, do you think its the timer, or something else an if so, will this timer work for me? thanks
Answer Hello Luis. It sounds like you may have a defrost problem with the unit. Check and see if there is any frost build up on the evaporator coils in the freezer. If so, you will need to test the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. I will include a link at the end to assist you how to use the multi-meter if needed. If both parts are good, you will need to replace the defrost timer. Once the problem is repaired, you will need to thaw out the ice on the coils before the unit will operate properly. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Freezer is fine refrigerator does not cool don't hear any motor sounds.
When you open the refrigerator door and looking at the bottom right side of the control panel there will be a hole there. If you put a flat blade screwdriver into that hole and turn until you hear a click. At this point the fans and unit should turn on. This issue is most likely caused by a stuck defrost timer.
I have this fridge and this is the only part number I can find. Kick panel missing. I used the pics to find the defrost element. I ended up moving the timer dial by hand and it started to work. If I decide to replace the timer will AP3110896 work for me?
Without the proper model number it would be difficult to say if the 482493 will work for your unit. With the unit being a coldspot which is made by whirlpool it is a good likelihood that it would work but without the model cannot be for sure. The model number is normally located on the inside of the refrigerator compartment or at the bottom of the door around the frame.