Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz

PartSelect Number PS2167006

The timer will shut off the cooling system of the refrigerator and the defrost heater will turn on.

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:

  • Freezer section too warm.
  • Fridge too warm.
  • Freezer not defrosting.
  • Fridge runs too long.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Too warm.
  • Freezer too cold.
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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerSuzanne from New Brunswick NJ

Refrigerator would work for 2 weeks then start freezing up

First let me say the appliance guy said I needed to replace the whole freezer coils within the freezer part but the unit after using a hair dryer would work fine for two weeks then freeze up again. His conclusion of leaking refrigerant did not make sense, nor the noting of uneven freezing, so I figured I would take a chance on logic. The worst part was unloading the refrig and throwing away a boat load of food. Anyway once I removed the back panel that reveals where the defrost thermostat is I simply followed the wires by disconnecting the old and attaching the new until I got to the last two - brown and orange which actually go behind the defrost heater element and disappear below the fan. I cut both & used the adapter peice did a crimp - done. The timer took 5 minutes. Its working fine and cooling fabulously! I wanted to get past the two week point it is now in its 4th and doing fine. By he way the cams, thanks to your video took 10 minutes. Very satisfied and will recommend DIY because everyone else seems to want to retire on my dime!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

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CustomerRobert from Nashua NH

Refrigerator section warm 62 degrees, freezer normal

Started with internet searches then began with removal of wall plate at back of freezer, pulled power cord first. Found evaporator coil completely frozen over.Went back to internet and searched possible causes. It seemed to me that the auto defrost system may not be functioning properly so I considered possible causes. Defrost thermostat, defrost timer, or possibility heater itself. I chose to go with simple stuff first and thought heater would have a better relibility characteristic. Went to Parts select got part numbers and was able to find part locations on the appliance. So far so good, and knock on wood! Thanks Parts select I spent $50 bucks instead of $1000.

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Level of DifficultyVery Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsWrench set

Customerjohn from san diego CA

Defrost thermostat

I was able to change the timer but I unable to change the thermostat. I dont know how to reach.

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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerKurt from Cumming GA

Refrigerated stopped cooling, noticed that coils at bottom of freeezer were all iced over

Very easy repair. Remove 2 nuts that keep timer cover on regrigerater. Remove 2 screws that hold timer to cover, unplug wires from timer. Install new timer.

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  • Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerALexander from Chocowinity NC

Refrigerator intermittantly thawing, not getting cold again.

Based on internet research, determined that the problem was likely the defrost timer or the thermostat that's clipped to the cooling coil behind the freezer. Once before, a repairman had replaced the thermostat only, so that was my first repair. Still not working right, so I replaced the timer as well, and everything's working. I opened up the old timer switch and found the contacts were burned, partially arced.

If you have a similar problem, replace both parts. Only about $15 apiece

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  • Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

Customerandrew from oakland NJ

Fridge contually cycles to defrost

With guidance from this web site, I was able to repair this myself very easily

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerMichael S. from Brockport NY

Freezer would not defrost

use your site as a referance no problem customer rep was great also

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

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Customerjohn from vero beach FL

Coils ice up-causes unit to run constantly-freezer temp above 28

for timer-removed front base cover, removed timer from mount plate- r2 timer-reattached plug- installed front base cover. for defrost thermostat- remove all trays and slide mounts-removed back metal cover- remove thermostat and unplug wires. Cut three inch section of brown wire with terminal from old thermostat and replace on new thermostat using an in line splice. reassemble

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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerSantos from Boca Raton AL

The fridge started leaking water and stop cooling!

I used the process of elimination. The freezer was cold but the fridge side was warm. The motor was runing but the fan was not working. I unplugged the power cord and pulled everything out of the freezer. Then I took the coil cover out. The unit was frozen solid. I used my wifes hair dryer to melt the ice on the coil and spray water with a bottle to speed up the process. It took about 15 minutes to melt the ice and plug the power cord again. The motor kicked on and the fan started blowing right away so I know it's not the fan. The following morning it was frozen again. I repeated the process of taking everything out and tested the heater element with a multimeter. It wasn't working allowing the ice to build over the coil so I replaced it. It took about 30 minutes to replace but two days later it froze again. I read a little to learn about the timer and the thermostat function in a refrigerator. The timer rotates to turn off the motor and turn on the heater element to melt the ice on the coil. I tried to rotate it but it felt too hard to turn and it smelled burnt out so I replaced it at once. It took me less than 10 minutes to replace. I also learn that the thermostat reaches certain temperature and activates the fan which blows the cold air out of the coil and throughout the fridge compartments. Because the coil and the thermostat were getting covered in ice, it was not activating the fan to blow the air out keeping the freezer side cold and the fridge side warm. By replacing them both, the thermostat and the timer I solved the problem. It took about 30 minutes to replace the thermostat but now it's working like a brand new one again.

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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerLee from Sherman ME

Freezer was 40 degrees

Past experiences told me it was the defrost timer. Turned the timer wheel, the compressor came on and that told me the timer wasn't working correctly. I ordered the timer and put it in.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerCharles from Rhinebeck NY

Freezer coils icing; high temp in frig section

Noticed that defrost sensor on freezer evaporator coils ruptured and defrost timer not working -- refrig running constantly. Replaced both sensor and timer. Refrigator working properly now.

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  • Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerDale from Fenelton PA

Not getting cold enough

Removed and Replaced

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  • Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Wrench set

CustomerMichael from Wasilla AK

Defrost timer had quit working

The repair was relatively simple.
The hard part was diagnosing the problem. Two of the sheet metal screws were hard to get at.
The online support helped in isolating and fixing the problem. The frig works fine again.

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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerMark from Port Lavaca TX

Elderly neighbor"s refridgerator would not defrost

I ordered the defrost timer and then read a couple of repair history stories. The timer was fairly easy to install. Then I advanced the small knob until I felt a "click". The covers were reinstalled inside the freezer. And the appliance is normal. Plug and Play. I learned that the timer is for the activation of a heater in or under the freezer"s aluminum fin assembly. Alot of folks don"t know that a refrigerator gets it"s supply of cold air from the freezing compartment. Everybody is happy. Thanks

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  • Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerAnn from Fort Wayne IN

Inconsistent cooling

Removed the kick plate then removed four screws and unplugged the old timer. Plugged in the new part and replaced cover and kick plate.

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