Defrost Timer

PartSelect Number PS310858

This device acts like a clock. It continually advances and alternates between activating the cooling cycle and the defrost heater.

This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Fridge section too warm.
  • Freezer section too warm.
  • Freezer not defrosting.
  • Refrigerator runs too long.
  • Freezer section too cold.
  • Will not start.
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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerWilliam from Jacksonville FL

Freezer icing up - refridg too warm

I viewed the online video, which really is helpful.

Most of my "repair" time was defrosting the freezer coils (about 1 hour).

After removing the freezer shelves and access cover the thermostate and heater were in plain sight.

The heater is held in place with two phillips head screws and two wires that unplug (one on either side of heater).

The other tools came into play when removing and replacing the thermostate. Cut the two wires and strip for wire nuts, same with new thermostate. Wires color coded. I use electrical tape after appling wire nuts to seal the nuts.

I ordered a timer but found out, after research, that my model has the timer interagrated on the motherboard (main electrical board) (like in a home computer). So I returned the time for refund.

Super fast delivery of ordered parts. I ordered one evening, they arrived the next day.

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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerCarl from Covington LA

Warming of the freezer section above 15 degrees

This actually was a part of a thermostat problem. I bought a thermostat one week earlier and that fixed the problem. I bought the thermostat thinking that was part of the warming of the fresh food and freezer section. I installed the defrost timer anyway with the thermostat and it is working well. I didn't know that the freezer got above 15 degrees on the defrost cycle every 16 hours.
One 1/4 hex screw at the top of the housing removes the entire assembly. Be careful not to damage the foam on the left side removing the housing. There is a tab on the bottom right on the back panel that lifts up to remove. Unplug that whole assembly from the fridge wiring harness and the rest is obvious.

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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerRichard St. Pierre from Somerset NJ

The freezer was not freezing

repaired and replaced the thermostat timmer, defrost thermostat and the defrost heater. The frig is 10 years old and the real culprit to this problem was the defrost heater.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

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CustomerMarian from Willowbrook IL

Refrigerator side stayed warm freezer normal

Son,came to visit from Texas,went to your site,ordered Part's and suprise,they were here in one Day.Son opened the freezer back and installed new Parts. It works . Thank you

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