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PartSelect Number PS11723171
This refrigerator defrost timer kit is designed to fix issues with your refrigerator temperature as well as symptoms such as the defrost cycle not working, build up of ice in the freezer, and unfamiliar noises from the timer. This device acts like a clock by continually switching between the cooling cycle and defrost heater, depending on the temperature of the refrigerator. If this part is not working, it can lead to temperature fluctuations in your refrigerator. Search for your model number to ensure the correct part is ordered. The tools used for this replacement is a 1/4 inch nut driver and Phillips head screwdriver.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
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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Ordered a defrost timer kit and a Bimetal defrost thermostat clip. I matched the wires but first I unplugged the frig.I cut the two wires on the Bimetal defrost and added the two connectors. All's well that ends well.Problem solved.
I replaced the defrost timer. Not very difficult. At first, the new part did not make a difference. After about 48 hours, the temp in the refrig section began to drop. It got down to 30 degrees so I raised the temp. I also put more items in the refrig and after a few hours, the temp rose to 40 degrees and I have not been able to get the temp off that number. Any suggestions?
Part # had been replaced with another timer. Original timer had 2 wires coming out of it. Replacement only had 1 wire. Instructions showed 2 options for where to place the wire. I chose option 2 and I guess I was right. Installation took less than 15 minutes and refridge is back to normal. (Quiet)
it was a simple repair once I located the part I had to replace . I really like your speedy delivery of the part I needed Thank you Pat Crotty
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