Where on the parts break down diagram is the defrost timer located? Also, where is it in the refrigerator? Are the units built where by the evaporator is under the freezer floor inside a styrofoam structure and you can not remove the plastic floor panel. Seems as though that is what I have here. It freezes up every 5 to 7 days, so it's either a defrost timer, or element issue. The evaporator fan runs good.
Answer Hello T.W.,
The defrost timer is item number 22 on the "09 - Unit Compartment & System" illustration. It is actually in the very corner in the rear of the unit. The advancing knob is accessed through an opening in the corner post of the unit, usually on the right side as you face the front of the unit. The center "divider" is removable but this is a major job and rather difficult to accomplish without damaging the Styrofoam pieces and the evaporator lines. If ice is building up in this area, it is most likely a stopped up defrost drain. This would need to be thawed out by either unplugging the unit for a few days or by accessing the inside of this compartment and using a hair dryer to heat a screwdriver shaft in the drain. This is the quickest way. After clearing the drain, chase it with a piece of weed eater line and pour in 1 to 2 tablespoons of white vinegar.
Too much water on fresh food compartment condensation. What is the problem?
Answer Hello Jose,
This sounds like you have a defrost issue. One of three components have failed. The defrost heater 60106-34, the defrost thermostat 52085-28, or the defrost timer 68233-1. Try this:
Disconnect the power from the unit. remove the freezer and fresh food compartment doors. Remove the center divider channel from the unit. Remove the freezer floor by pulling up and out. Remove the Styrofoam freezer coil cover. It is very important not to damage this part because it has to be reinstalled in the exact same position it was in to begin with. If ice is present, use a hair dryer to melt the ice away since you CANNOT break it. Test the components as necessary. NOTE, If the defrost thermostat is above 15°F, testing it will not produce a favorable result. I usually just replace it since it is a cheap part and it is a major ordeal to access.