My freezer thaws completely losing everything in it ..Was wondering if the timer could cause this ? Was told by repair man that this was the cause..happens for no reason.
Answer Cecil, Yes, the 3-81329 defrost timer is a very likely issue. The internal contacts could be defective or the mechanical gears of the casement could be worn and holding the timer in an extended or prolonged defrost cycle, causing the freezer to thaw completely, replace the timer and you should be fine.
How long does this 12 hour timer stay in the defrost cycle?
Answer Hello Vin. The average defrost cycle last from 25-35 minutes. Thanks!
Hello, My Maytag upright freezer just stopped working completely. Clean power source. The interior light works but all temperature is lost. No compressor noise+ totally silent. Any ideas appreciated.
With the unit not working and the light working, the issue may be a stuck defrost timer or a bad thermostat. You will want to access the defrost timer and turn the timer dial and see if the unit clicks on. If it does then the issue would be a faulty timer 3-81329. If not then the most likely issue would be the thermostat W10474749.