Freezer was dripping water into refrigerator below

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

John From Redmond, WA

Sep 28, 2011

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Removed the old timer from the housing. The replacement came with good instructions. I followed the instructions corresponding to the color wires in my unit. The first time it was installed, the fridge did not come on and the temperature rose after a couple hours. Looked at the part and realized the defrost cycle must have kicked in. Needed to slightly turn the gray slotted part to initiate the timer so it would stop the defrost and start the fridge. That did it! It must have advanced the timer so it could accumulate run time. Whole repair saved us $3000 in a new fridge.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz

Part Number: PS376605

In Stock