Frost buildup in the freezer resulting in warm freezer and refrigerator

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Kathryn From Oregon City, OR

Sep 23, 2012

I unplugged the refrigerator and defrosted the freezer. I removed the plastic grate on the front bottom of the refrigerator and removed the plate covering the defrost timer using a nut driver. I used pliers to unplug the defrost timer. Using the Instant Repairman troubleshooting instructions from, I used a multi-tester to determine that the current defrost timer was bad. I ordered a new one from and and received it very quickly. I plugged in the new defrost timer and screwed it back in place. I replaced the grate, plugged the refrigerator back in. It's been a week and everything is working perfectly! Easy peasy.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz

Part Number: PS2167006

In Stock