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PartSelect Number PS3497844

This part helps the compressor kick on and off while maintaining a constant temperature to keep things frozen in your freezer.

This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will Not Start.
  • Fridge too warm.
  • Freezer section too warm.
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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJames from Navarre, FL

After getting wiring diagram off internet it was diagnosed as freezer stuck in defrost mode, temp alarm on, but fan running.

Turned gray knob on defrost timer (located bottom left back of freezer) past defrost position to verify compressor would run...it would not, but fan would run. Tested run capacitor...found borderline defective (weak, wrong value ohm meter kick). Just to be sure, removed interior shelves and interior rear and gasket to check heater at 20 ohms as OK and removed thermostat and verified contact closure after exposure in another freezer....re-installed, hooked heater back up and re-installed interior rear panel. Replaced defrost timer by unplugging 4-pin connector, then removed 2 screws that hold it to the bracket. Installed new one in reverse order. Then removed wire bail holding run capacitor to compressor plug assembly, removed run capacitor, plugged in new one. Turned on freezer......now making ice and holding cold temperature and cycling properly between freeze and defrost modes. Two problems made this repair a bit more difficult. This is the second time that defrost timer has failed...only got 3 years from last one.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins


Customerlarry from baldwin, GA

Freezer quit running

Second time this has happened in 4 years. The first time I called factory service man and it took 2 weeks and $185.00 to repair. This time I knew what was wrong and got the parts @ $85.00 in quick order from PartSelect. No problem fixing this and I will surely get in touch with you if I need anything again. Thanks for the fast service. larryb.

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