423801-1-S-Frigidaire-215846602         -Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V
423801-1-S-Frigidaire-215846602         -Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V 423801-2-S-Frigidaire-215846602         -Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V 423801-3-S-Frigidaire-215846602         -Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V

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 too warm.
  • Freezer section too warm.
  • Freezer not defrosting.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Leaking.
  • Fridge runs too long.
  • Freezer too cold.
  • Fridge too cold.
  • Noisy.
  • Frost buildup.
  • Too warm.
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    $20.48
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    $3.41
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    $17.07
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Parts Used

  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJames from Hanover ME

Freezer frosted up, refrigerator compartment heated up

I removed the housing at the top of the refrigerator compartment that contained the reefer light and temperature adjustment knob. This required a small nut-driver. Inside, I found the old defrost control, unplugged it, unscrewed it with a Phillips screwdriver, and replaced it with the replacement part. Then I replaced the housing to its original position.

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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

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerEdward from Middletown DE

Only freezer was cold, frig warm

removed all items from frig.. removed shelves, loosened one screw on each slide bracket and moved them down and out of the way of the rear panel....removed 6 screws in rear panel...removed all ice on coils with a heat gun...located defrost stat, replaced...crimped wires...re-installed rear panel and shelves! On left side of frig. in front bottom..located defrost timer..removed trim piece, loosened 2 screws....removed and replaced defrost timer...plugged in the frig. and it started!!!!

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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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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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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerThomas from Spokane WA

Temperature in both freezer and fridge sections to warm!

Dear Part-select,
I had a fridge that was not working food was melting in the freezer, Beer was warm. You get the picture anyway using your site I found the parts needed to to fix the issue in fact I ordered two parts one fixed the issue 50% and the other like 30% of the time! both parts with overnight shipping were cheaper than 1 part if purchased at our local appliance part outlet:) not to mention the cost of a repair person. Thanks again! . Keep up the good work


Tom Houck
Spokane, WA
Houck Photo
509-723-3418
tomhouck1@comcast.net

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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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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerRaymond from Sierra Madre CA

Coils kept icing and refrigerator stopped cooling lower compartment.

Replaced defrost timer & thermostat.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDavid from Seattle WA

The freezer coils were frosting up

Removed the back panel of the freezer. Unplugged the defrost cycle thermostat and replace with a new one.
Removed the bottom cover in front of the refrer. removed the defrost timer, plugged new timer in. manually tripped the defrost timer. checked the defrost heater for operation. Checked OK, replaced covers, works like a champ

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