Freezer and main compartment had wide temperature variations

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator

Model253.8631380

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Joseph From Tullahoma, TN

May 12, 2013

I first thought the defroster heater broke - took the back wall of the freezer off and cooling fins were fine. Then took the defroster timer out and opened it up. The contacts were badly burnt so the compressor and fan ran during only part of the cooling cycle. Replacing the timer took less than 5 minutes - turn off the power, remove one screw to take out the control box, cut the ground wire (new timer housing is plastic and does not have a ground connection), remove two screws to unmount the timer, unplug the old timer, plug in the new timer, fasten with two screws, put the control unit in and fasten with one screw, turn power back on.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V

Part Number: PS423801

$19.21
In Stock