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Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V

PartSelect Number PS423801

This defrost timer will cycle for thirty minutes after every eight hours of run time.

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

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Fridge section too warm.
  • Freezer section too warm.
  • Freezer not defrosting.
  • Will not start.
  • Leaking water.
  • Refrigerator runs too long.
  • Freezer section too cold.
  • Fridge section too cold.
  • Unusual Noise.
  • Too warm.
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    $23.05
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    $3.84
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    $19.21
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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerSteve from Cedar Park TX

Unit quit cooling

First I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the wiring harness plug, replaced the old timer with the new one, re-connected the wiring harness and reinstalled the mount in position. Hardest thing about it was lying on the floor.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerShannon from Bluefield WV

Refrigerator coil frozen up and kept the refrigerator from cooling

Remove front cover below door, remove 2 screws attaching the defrost timer to the refrigerator frame.
Unplug wiring harness plug from timer an install new one.
Remove metal cover in back of the freezer compartment. unpug the two wires going to the thermostat, remove the thermostat { thermostat is held onto the cooling coil with a clip} , remove thermostat and replace with new one

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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerLes from Fenton MO

Freezer icing up and refrigerator section not cold

Removed four screws for cover on refrigerator temperature controls, unpluged old timer and pluged in new timer. Replaced cover and screws.

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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJohn from San Diego CA

The refrigerator wasn't cold enough.

I removed the plastic shroud on the ceiling of the refigerator, unscrewed and unplugged the old defrost timer, and replaced it with the new one. I reinstalled the shroud with the new timer installed.

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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerRita from Lake Luzerne NY

First fresh food too hot, then freezer too hot

Based on the website I decided it was most probably the defrost timer, and that was correct. I ordered it, watched the video, and two days later the part was at my door. Took the nut driver, removed 4 screws, then removed the old defrost timer, installed the new one, re-installed the whole plastic assembly with the four screws, and done!!! Couldn't have been easier.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerWalter from Newcomb MD

Not cooling

removed control unit at top of fridge,that houses light ect.
4 screws,replaced plug in repair part
the $25 dollar part from partselect.com saved me the 270.00 estimated repair charge Quoted by sears

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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerJoseph from West Allis WI

Freezer defrost would melt the food

Looked up similar problems and found it to be the defrost timer. All I had to do was remove the plastic portion in the fridge section to get to the old timer. Popped the new one in and put it back together. Works great now. Would have been almost $150 to have a repair company come out and fix it.

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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customercarol from woodland WA

The freezer would stick in defrost and not come out

Removed the vent cover at the bottom. Removed the screws. disconected the harnes and put the new timer in. This was a very easy fix. Thank You!

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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGeorge from Eatonville WA

Defroster didn't work

Ordered a new defroster timer and replace old one. It works just fine. A $35 repair vs a $500 new appliance.
Cool.
GWE

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJOHN from BELGRADE MT

I had a hot reefer, and a frosted up freezer

I WENT TO THE FREEZER SIDE OF THE UNIT AND PULLED THE GRATES,THEN USED A NUT DRIVER TO REMOVE THE SCREWS AND PLATE FROM THE BACK OF THE UNIT. I LOCATED THE THERMOSTAT AND FOUND IT HAD A QUICK CONNECTOR TO TIE IT INTO THE WIREING I WANTED TO SALVAGE THIS SO I CLIPPED THE LEADS OFF THE OLD THERMOSTAT AND ATTACHED THEM TO THE NEW THERMOSTAT ,THEN IT WAS JUST CLIPP THE NEW THERMO TO THE OLD ONES POSITION. THEN I CHECKED THE DEFROST TIMER POSITION FINALLY FOUND IT (ON LEFT HAND SIDE UNDER FRONT DOOR FRAME ) IT WAS HELD ON BY TWO SCREWS. AND HAD A SNAP ON CONNECTOR. SIMPLE REPAIR. BOUGHT THE UNIT FOR FOURTY DOLLARS AT A GARAGE SALE. IT HAD SOLD AT COSTCO IN 98, FOR $980. WILL SEND THE PARTS I DIDN'T USE , BACK. RUNS AS GOOD AS NEW SWEET UNIT FOR LESS THEN $100

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

Customergeoffrey from lawrence KS

Evaporator freezing up/no defrost cycle

The defrost timer is faily easy to replace, first unplug the unit, then remove the toe gaurd, then lay on the floor with your light and phillips screwdriver, locate the 2 screws at the lower left side, remove them and the timer and it's shield will drop down. unplug the old timer, plug the new one in and re-install everything. The temp sensor is located in the back of the freezer compartment. Again make sure the unit is unplugged, remove freezer shelves and lower basket, then with a 1/4" nut driver, remove the screws holding the rear panel on, remove the panel and locate the sensor on the upper evaporator tube, unclip it and disconnect the 2 wires, reverse procedure and plug it back in. Not to get on a soap box, but this is the 3rd time i have had the same problem with this unit, plus several other problems.

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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerHarold from Grants NM

Defrost timer was not working

Found the part on this site ordered and received part in 3 days. Took approx. 10 min to replace. Thanks for the quick service.

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  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

Tools

CustomerBob from Pinole CA

Frost in freezer, fridge not cold

From most posts I've read, the defrost timer was the culprit so I blindly ordered one. Easy install but did not fix the problem so I broke out the ohm meter. The only other 2 items it could be all tested good with my meter so I bypassed the defrost thermostat (per forum help...actually quite easy)and it defrosted fine, which told me I needed a new defrost thermostat. Installed fairly easy and problem gone.

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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customersteve from Kirkland WA

Freezer worked frig was warm. Ice maker is still not working

Removed two screws to get to defrost time pull panel down remove two screws holding time and reinstall

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDONALD from MECHANICSVILLE MD

Evaporator in freezer freezing up, fridge warm

REMOVED SHELF BRACKETS TO ALLOW THE REMOVAL OF THE EVAPORATOR SHEETMETAL COVER.UNPLUGED WIRES TO THERMOSTAT ,REMOVED DEFROST TIMER AND PLUGGED IN NEW TIMER,(FRONT LEFT LOWER KICK PANEL).CUT AND RESOLDERED WIRES TO NEW THERMOSTAT REINSTALLED THERMOSTAT AND COVER IN REVERSE ORDER.

I KNEW WHAT PARTS I NEEDED AND HOW TO REPAIR THE UNIT,HOWEVER YOUR CUSTOMER COMMENTS WERE SPOT ON AND WOULD HELP ANYONE PERFORM A SUCCESSFUL REPAIR (YOU PROVIDE A HELPFUL SERVICE FOR THE PUBLIC)

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