Refrigerator was freezing up and not cooling fresh food compartment

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Greg From McLoud, OK

Jun 23, 2009

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

The repair was easy, I removed the cover on the top front of the fresh food compartment. It housed the defrost timer which was easy to identify and replace. Just removed a screw, unplugged the wires and replaced with the new part. Unfortunately, that wasn't the only problem. I also had to replace the defrost element that the timer sent power to. While I was at it, I replaced the defroster thermostat. The entire repair took under an hour, diagnosing the problem took the most time and effort.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz

Part Number: PS376605

In Stock