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Replacing your Frigidaire Freezer DEFROST TIMER
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PartSelect Number PS12585793
Manufacturer Part Number 5304518034
Manufactured by Frigidaire
Product Description

DEFROST TIMER Specifications

This is a 120 volt defrost timer manufactured for refrigerators. The defrost timer manages the automatic defrost systemin the unit. It acts like a clock by switching between activating the cooling cycle and the defrost heater to maintain the set thermostat temperature, preventing the unit from being too warm or cold. The defrost timer may need to be replaced if the fridge will not maintain its temperature or has frost buildup. Depending on the model, it could be located on the rear panel or ceiling of the fresh food compartment. Be sure to disconnect power to the refrigerator before replacing this part.
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Replacing your Frigidaire Freezer DEFROST TIMER

Replacing your Frigidaire Freezer DEFROST TIMER
Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Too warm | Frost buildup | Won’t start | Fridge too warm
This part works with the following products:
Freezer, Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Frigidaire, Kenmore, Gibson, Kelvinator.
Part# 5304518034 replaces these:
AP6799886, 00624727, 00624729, 00626218, 00627159, 00628515, 00628516, 00628517, 08037960, 08037967, 216517400, 216563000, 216744400, 216744500, 297318010, 5304516309, 5308037967, 624727, 624729, 626218 , 627159, 628515, 628516, 628517, 8037960, 8037967, F000127233, F000129880, F127233, F129880 Show less
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Refigerator Not Staying Cold
Bought the defrost timer based on PartSelect recommendations, installed it and no change. Apparently the old one was fine but since the refrigerator was in a flood and this part got submerged in water I kept it rather than returning it. I looked at everything closely and realized all the mechanical functions were working properly. Rarely does a condenser coil fail so I decided to look into recharging the coolant. Bought a 1/4 inch bullet valve, a 12oz. can of R-134a and a cheap resealable can adapter with hose, gauge and R22 to R-134a adapters. After a $30. investment Bingo, after one squirt the refrigerator began to cool and after 4oz. it now works better than new. I understand that PartSelect is in the business of selling only their parts but please consider that there can be other simple problems.
  • Marsha from BEVERLY, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Not running "freezing"
This was supposed to be a new Freezer when I bought it. Freezer not running for a few years. I found out that the deicer board was burnt out. So I Replaced it and also replaced start capacitor. Right after that the compressor started BUT would not cool. After looking at the compressor I saw that some one did a real BAD brazing job to replace it. I Did not know about that till I replaced the other parts.

So if I buy and have a compressor replaced there was no way of knowing if the freezer would work after all that. There is a point where a person needs to invest more money not knowing that more money will fix it or not.

I did repair a Refrigerator freezer a few days before this one and got it running. It was cooking its self to death. No cooling fans !!!!

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Other Parts Used:
DEFROST TIMER CONTROLLER KIT GASKET
  • Joseph from CHILI, WI
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Freezer would not run; no electrical power to the compressor
Looking on-line at your diagnostic for this problem, I saw the most common part to cause this problem was the start capacitor, so I purchased one & installed it with no positive outcome. I then purchased the next recommended part which was a defrost timer & installed it with no run again. Frustrated, I looked at another diagnostic web site that claimed 90% of the time the problem is caused by the cold control thermostat. I tested mine and it tested bad, so I bought a control elsewhere, since your site did not list a PN for that device. I installed the new control and the freezer started up correctly. Looking at the wiring diagram for these parts, I see the start capacitor and defrost control are downstream of the cold control thermostat, and to my mind should have been the first part recommended for testing versus the parts I bought, so I am somewhat disappointed in the diagnostics on your site, where I spent about $80 for parts that were functional.
  • Gary from SEQUIM, WA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Compressor stopped running, freezer stopped freezing
Upon Inspection of electrical connections I found the controller connector slightly melted, so I ordered a replacement and the other parts, given the freeezers age.
Replacement efforts were close to plug and play.
Compressor powered back up And freezer is now functioning again.
Other Parts Used:
DEFROST TIMER Compressor Relay and Overload Defrost Thermostat Run Capacitor
  • Joseph from BANDON, OR
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Coils were freezing up. Defrost cycle not working
First unplug freezer, then disconnected wires from timer.
Removed 2 screws from bracket holding time to freezer.
Attached New part with screws. .The mounting bracket is now part of New time. Reattach wires.
I let coils defrost and then plugged it.
  • Stirling from FORT WORTH, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Freezer not defrosting
Replaced defrost thermostat and defrost timer on my commercial Kelvinator freezer. Took out screws inside freezer compartment that hold panel at top inside freezer.Once the screws were removed I pulled out the thermostat dial so the panel was free to drop down and expose coils to the freezer that were located in the top rear of the inside freezer compartment.The defrost thermostat was located on the top of the coil to the top left as you face the inside of the Kelvinator KFS220RHY1 freezer. Very easy unplug old and plug in new defrost thermostat. Also replaced timer located in the back side of the freezer down near the middle of the bottom of the freezer near the compressor. There were two nuts holding the timer in the back of the freezer once I took those out I just unplugged the old timer and plugged the new timer in ....very simple fix. I have only run my freezer for a week since I replaced both parts but so far all is working well.
  • Tom from Argyle, WI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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The freezer was not keeping food frozen
I replaced the timer and the defrost thermostat. The defrost thermostat replacement was almost exactly like the training video here. The old part attached slightly differently. The most time consuming part was thawing out the heat exchanger, which was completely covered with ice, inside and out.

Compared to the training video, the timer took more work given its location. It was low to the ground and a bit difficult to get at around the other wires and parts. However, the new part fit perfectly. I just unplugged and unscrewed the old part then reversed those steps with the new one.
Other Parts Used:
DEFROST TIMER Defrost Thermostat
  • Jeffry from VERONA, WI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Defrost Timer
The old defrost timer started making a screeching noise (probably bearings going out). The replacement part was a cinch to install. When I initially spoke to a PartsSelect person, they said the part number I gave them was not consistent with my old '94 Tappan Freezer. They were able to still find the proper replacement part number. The video that was on-line helpful also.
  • DAVE from LOS RANCHOS, NM
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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No problems
It went exactly like your on line video. It took longer to defrost the freeze than it did to make the parts change out.
Other Parts Used:
DEFROST TIMER Defrost Thermostat
  • Steve from PRAIRIEVILLE, LA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Freezer not cooling due to icing up of coil.
The timer in this older unit is clearly exposed at the back of the freezer underneath the freezer compartment. It is attached with two Phillips head screws. After the screws are removed, the timer can be unplugged and the new one plugged in. The new timer has an extra flange to allow it to be used on more than one model of freezer. In order to mount the timer in this unit, you have to remove the extra flange by carefully cutting it away from the timer body, in similar fashion to what's depicted in the online video. This will allow you to mount the new timer to the mounting plate using the two screws from the old timer.
  • Thomas from GRANBURY, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Jerry
September 5, 2019
Over a period of time ice builds up in the drain hole of my upright freezer and eventually covers the bottom of the freezer - which part needs replacing? - the timer or the defrost thermostat - your help is greatly appreciated - thank you
For model number FFU14FC4AW0
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Hello Jerry, Thank you for the question. I suggest testing the Defrost Thermostat, PartSelect Number PS2350702. The best way to do this is to remove the thermostat from the refrigerator so you can control the temperature of the sensor. You can let the sensor warm up to room temperature. With the sensor warmed up to room temperature the sensor should read approximately 6.2K Ohms at 68°F. With the thermistor submerged is a glass full of ice water, the sensor should be very close to 32°F which should read approximately 16.3K Ohms. If the values that you are getting are far off from these readings, then the sensor is bad and should be replaced. Hope this helps!

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Chris
July 10, 2019
My freezer will not get cold. I took it apart and found block of ice on and under the coil. What is the most cause of freezer not freezing.
For model number FFU12F2HW8
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Hello Chris, thank you for inquiring. For this symptom you will want to consider either the Defrost Thermostat part PS2350702 or the Timer part PS12585793 for your model. We hope this helps.

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Ravi
August 7, 2019
Found that my frigidare upright freezer stopped working,exterior of the freezer very hot. Took all the food out later the freezer started work and started freezing..few days later it didnt seem to be that cold..turned the temp down and it seems to be running again....any idea what might be the problem?
For model number FFFH17F1RW0
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Hello Ravi, thank you for your question. We would recomend testing the following parts. TIMER Part Number: 5304518034, Temperature Control Thermostat Part Number: 5304513033, and Run Capacitor - 120V Part Number: 297286803. I hope this helps!

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Kevin
August 22, 2019
Is there any way to test the timer on my 25322042410 upright freezer? My freezer will not start. The run capacitor checks out using my multimeter using the ohms function and watching the resistance rise from 5m ohms to infinity within a few minutes. Is there anything else besides the timer and capacitor that i should check?
For model number 25322042410
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Hello Kevin, thank you for writing. You will also want to check the Evaporator Fan Motor with Wire Harness part number PS2349477 for your model, and the Start Device part number PS11728176. We have some instructions on our website for testing the Timer. Here is a link: https://www.partselect.com/Refrigerator+test-defrost-timer+repair.htm. I hope this helps and good luck with your repair!

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LARRY
January 27, 2020
Freezer runs constant and temp. Is good. If i turn the temp. Control down it stops running but when that temp is reached it starts running again and will not shut off.
For model number FFFH17F4QTA
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Hello and thank you for writing. It certainly sounds like it could be a faulty temperature control thermostat and/or faulty timer, you should check the part(s) for signs of damage, and replace it as needed. Please see the part links related to this question just beneath this answer. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime if you require further assistance.

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Sam
January 7, 2020
Kenmore elite fridge only, counter depth. Has matching separate freezer unit. Both about 12 years old. After about 1 year of use internal ?Evaporator? Replaced by sears leaking, with fluorescent freon. Fridge got warm today, then cold again. Checked defrost system, thermostat continuity tested in ice water twice on and off and heating tube worked when timer turned manually. Timer part number 216744500 replaceable your site with alternate sub part. Replace timer? Or check something else? Was cold at hour 4 after call. It was in defrost mode (still cold) when i was checking it out about 8 hours after my wife’s panic call. (12 hr timer). She says it turned on while she was emptying it and got cold again.
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Hello Sam, thank you for contacting us, In order for us to locate the correct parts and repair information we will require the model number of the unit. Once you have located the model number please feel free to resubmit the question and we will be happy to help you. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Douglas
July 5, 2019
Freezer seems to never stop running. If i turn thermostat down to the point it stops running it seems it won't start running again.
For model number LFFH20F3QWC
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Hello Douglas, thank you for inquiring. For this symptom you will want to consider either the Temperature Control Thermostat part PS12365300 or the Timer part PS12585793 for your model. We hope this helps.

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Jon
December 2, 2019
To keep food frozen, once or twice a day i have to open freezer and turn tempature dial back and forth and freezer eventually kicks on...... otherwise freezer will not switch on
For model number Lffh17f3qwa
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Hello Jon and thanks for writing. Sounds like a faulty timer Part Number: PS12585793 is in the list of compatible items for your model, however, you also should check the thermostat # PS12365300, as this could also be connected to your issue We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime.

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Lee
February 19, 2020
Freezer will run fine for a day then it will struggle to stay below freezing. It seems to go through a defrost mode at different times but is still covered in ice and frost. I’ve taken the top panel off to find the coils covered in ice and frost. I’ve cleaned all of this off and defrosted the coils, only for this to happen again in a couple of days. Adjusting the temp doesn’t seem to make a difference. How can i fix this?
For model number Kcbm180fqya
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Hello and thank you for writing. It certainly sounds like it could be a faulty defrost timer PS12585793 and/or possibly a malfunctioning thermostat PS2350702 you should check the part(s) for signs of damage or test with a multimeter, and replace the part(s) as needed. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime if you require further assistance.

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John
January 4, 2023
Refrigerator will not cool, evaporator fan is running but blowing warm air. Cooling control will click when turned to off and on.Compressor is hot to the touch, could the defrost timer be the issue?
For model number FFRU17B2QWD
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Hello John, thank you for contacting us. We would recommend inspecting the evaporator coils and if you notice ice build-up around them, the issue is most likely related to the defrost timer, part number PS12585793, and the defrost heater, part number PS10064815. The warm air from the fan is an indication that there is built-up ice around the coils. Customer service is available 7 days a week if you require assistance placing an order. Thanks again for reaching out!

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