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

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PartSelect Number PS423801
Manufacturer Part Number 215846602
Manufactured by Frigidaire

Defrost timers are part of the defrost circuit in your refrigerator and freezer. This timer cycles the defrost heater on and off. For every eight hours, the appliance timer will cycle for 30 minutes. The defrost heater is what melts the frost buildup on the evaporator coils, and it can prevent your freezer from frosting up. If your timer fails, the heater will not get the energy it needs to run, and frost will continue to build up. Test the defrost thermostat and the defrost heater with a multi-meter. If they are in working order it is likely that the defrost timer is the faulty component of the circuit and needs to be replaced. Before you begin this repair make sure the appliance has been unplugged.

This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Kenmore, Gibson, Kelvinator, Tappan, Uni, Westinghouse, Crosley, Electrolux.

This part works with the following products: Refrigerator, Dryer.

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.
  • Fridge and Freezer are too warm.
  • Frost buildup.
  • Noisy.
  • Too warm.

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Question:

Had freezer worked on does the defrost timer need to be set a certain way?

harry
Answer:

Hello Harry, that is a great question. No, the defrost timer does not need to be set, once it's installed just turn the power back on and it should be good to go. Hope this helps!

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Question:

My refrigerator-freezer is over 20 years old. For the last several days, i have noticed that some water comes out from the screws on the left side of the freezer particularly when i open the freezer widely. Since i cannot find the copy of the manual for this refrigerator-freezer (14.2 cubic feet). Also, i have noticed that the freezer does not run as often as before and appears to be a bit warm. Please inform me as to what the problem may be or should i start thinking about buying another refrigerator-freezer. Thanks for your help. Michael

Michael for model number White-Westinghouse Ref.-Freezer Model RT 156H
Answer:

Hello Michael, thank you for contacting us. The fridge components may just need a good cleaning. The coils at the back of the fridge by the compressor and condenser fan should be clean of all dust or debris. You can also remove the panel in the freezer to make sure the coils in there are not iced up, while you have that off you can make sure the evaporator fan is working properly, as that is what circulates the cool air into the fridge. It could also be as you mentioned, the defrost timer or the thermostat. The thermostat can be tested with a multi-meter. Hope this helps!

Question:

Where is the defrost timer located on our refrigerator and how do we get to it?

Lee Ann Blue for model number FGUB2642LE2
Answer:

Hello Lee Ann, thank you for contacting us. The model you provided does not have a defrost timer, it is controlled by the circuit board. Hope this helps!

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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: carol 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:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: JOHN 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 Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Aaron from ODESSA, TX

Fridge was't cool

I just followed the instructions on the videos.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Thomas 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
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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Harold 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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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Customer: DANIEL from CAPE CORAL, FL

Freezer compartment not cold enough (20 degrees)

REPLACED TIMER-DEFROST 215846602..REPLACED THERMOSTAT-DEFROST KIT 5303918202..REPLACED CONTROL, TEMPERATURE 5304421256..RECHARGED SYSTEM WITH 134A...ALL FANS WORKING...COMPRESSOR RUNS.. FREEZER STILL NOT GETTING COLD ENOUGH...HOLDING AT 20 DEGREES...ANY SUGGESTIONS..THANKS..DAN

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: DONALD 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Raymond from Sierra Madre, CA

Coils kept icing and refrigerator stopped cooling lower compartment.

Replaced defrost timer & thermostat.

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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: George 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:
  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: George from Sunnyvale, CA

No freezing or cold in either freezer or refridgerator - compressor did not run.

Traced issue to defrost timer ( burned compressor & element contacts). This unit is mounted next to the temperature adjustment control in the refridgerator area - right in front. Removal of plastic cover provided easy access to the timer. Unit unscrews from the mounting then unplugs. Installation is reverse of removal.

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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Larry from Newton, KS

Refer iced up and would not keep the bottom cool. It was 70 farenheit inside.

I simply removed 4 screws holding the casing and then 2 more holding the timer. It was very easy. I then replaced the timer by unplugging and plugged the new one in. I replaced all the screws and the job was done. Less than 30 minutes. I was very impressed with the shipping time. When I ordered the part, I had it the next day.

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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: steve 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: brad from minneapolis, MN

Freezer okay, but fridge was warm

Website was great!

The defrost timer was right in front. 2 minutes and a screwdriver and I had it replaced.

To replace the thermostat, I had to take out the back panel, defrost it and then install the new part. the only problem was that the heatshrink tubing they sent was too large. Otherwise, it worked great.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Anil from Somerset, NJ

Refrigerator was not cooling and the motor was running constantly

Having tried PartSelect.com before, I was very comfortable with the process. Input my symptoms and the feed back I received was that one of the 2 things (Defrost Timer or Defrost Thermostat)might need replacement. Since the cost was not much and over night shipping would cost more than the product, I decided to order both the parts. Changing parts was a breeze. The instructions posted by others on your web site were very easy to follow. You guys save me a bundle every time I have any thing going worng with any of my appliances.

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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: Marcus from Pine Hill, AL

Frezzer iceing over and not cooling the refrigerator

Just removed the two screws and unpluged it.
Then I pluged the new one in and replaced the screws. It runs like a brand new reffrigerator.
Thanks for the fast delevery. Will do busness with you in the future.

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