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Replacing your Amana Refrigerator Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz
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Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz R0131577

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PartSelect Number PS2167006
Manufacturer Part Number R0131577
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz Specifications

The timer will shut off the cooling system of the refrigerator and the defrost heater will turn on.
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Replacing your Amana Refrigerator Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz

Replacing your Amana Refrigerator Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz
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This part fixes the following symptoms:
Fridge too warm | Freezer section too warm | Freezer not defrosting | Fridge runs too long
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Amana, Kenmore, Litton, Whirlpool.
Part# R0131577 replaces these:
AP4246797, 1156627, R0131577, 0312555, 101229304, 10129304, 10530702, 10530703, 14205006, 14205629, 14206787, 14212499, 312555, 4344280, 8170404, D3932103, D70041-4, D7004101, D7004104, D7004110 , D7790403, R0131577, R0131577VP, Y0312555, Y312555 Show less
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Freezer and Fridge were not keeping cold enough
I didn't know what the problem was so replaced all 3 parts.
What I think actually fixed the problem is the Cold Control Thermostat that is not listed here. This part accessed by removing the dial control in the front of the Freezer. Part wasn't exactly the same but worked. I looped the sensor toward the front of the dial. Also replaced the Run Capacitor from the the back of the unit (Very Easy). Replaced the Defrost Timer from the Front of the unit (Easy). Now keeping 35-40 degrees in the Fridge and -15-0 in the Freezer. Nice. I plan to replace the Condenser Fan Motor also as it is a bit noisy.
Other Parts Used:
Run Capacitor Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz Condenser Fan Motor Kit
  • Ted from NEDERLAND, CO
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Socket set
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Fridge would warm above acceptable levels.
Talked to a bud who does this kind of work and he walked me thru the simple job. Also watched a you tube segment. Very easy job. Took off the front kick vent panel. Unscrewed the metal holder and unplugged old part, plugged new part in and put panel back on. Turned on unit and it is working like a charm. Got my fingers crossed just in case.
  • Doug from BRANDON, MS
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Freezer, (bottom unit) frosted/froze up blocking cool air to top fridge. Found timre andc thermostat bad.
Used information on internet as to how to check and repair unit. Due to high cost to have repair come to let me know it was broken, being handy with repairs, I took it upon myself to check the timer and therm, ordered the parts from this site , got them within 5 days, took about 40 minutes to use simple tools to remove and replace the timer and therm, used hair dryer to defrost coil unit and turned unit on, lit has been working well since then, about 2 weeks since repair. Saved lots on repair/labor cost and parts cost. Well satisfied, will use this product company again. I WAS AMAZED HOW EASY REPAIR WAS, WIFE HAPPY NOW!
Other Parts Used:
Bimetal Defrost Thermostat Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz
  • Gerald from MORRIS, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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freezer would not defrost
use your site as a referance no problem customer rep was great also
Other Parts Used:
Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz Bimetal Defrost Thermostat
  • Michael S. from Brockport, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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coils ice up-causes unit to run constantly-freezer temp above 28
for timer-removed front base cover, removed timer from mount plate- r2 timer-reattached plug- installed front base cover. for defrost thermostat- remove all trays and slide mounts-removed back metal cover- remove thermostat and unplug wires. Cut three inch section of brown wire with terminal from old thermostat and replace on new thermostat using an in line splice. reassemble
Other Parts Used:
Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz Bimetal Defrost Thermostat
  • john from vero beach, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Freezer section too Warm
Read on Internet that a warm freezer was caused by frost build up on the coils. Took of coil cover in freezer section and verified this. There were two possible sources, a bad Bimetal Defrost thermostat or a defrost timer. I did notice that the defrost thermostat top was bulging and suspected it was the problem. However, since my food was rotting, I did not have time to order the defrost timer if the thermostat was not the issue... so I purchased both parts. The only issue I had with installing is that the defrost thermostat wires ended up going through a tight sealed opening in that back wall with cooling lines. At the end of the new defrost thermostat there was a connector that would not fit through the opening. After taking off the back cover panels, I discovered that the wires were just hanging out the back unconnected with a label of "Factory Test". So, I just cut them and pulled the wire out. Then I did not bother to run the new defrost thermostat wires through and just tied them up with supplied zip tie. Problem was fixed... never needed to install the defrost timer kit.
Other Parts Used:
Bimetal Defrost Thermostat Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz
  • Jonathan from Bellingham, WA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Evap Fan Stopped Blowing..
My fridge / freezer started getting very warm. But, the compressor and condenser fan were operating. I chose the defrost timer from the parts select suggested list. I took it apart and noticed the contacts were in bad shape. I validated this with my dvm meter. By checking continuity across the contacts while turning the timer knob. I also used my meter to check for 115 vac across the 2, 1 connections. . As you turn the timer knob, you'll hear a click. This should close the contacts and connections 4,3 should power up the evap fan. I also pulled the evap fan and powered it up on my test bench. I did this just to validate the timer was the problem. So, if you have a running compressor and condenser fan. Check the contacts on the defrost timer located under the front grill of your unit with a dvm. There is a small gear motor that runs the timer. Don't be fooled by the fact it's running. If the contacts are toast, replace the timer unit. Total time to fix the problem should be 15 mins. Tops.
  • James from Cave Creek, AZ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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The fridge started leaking water and stop cooling!
I used the process of elimination. The freezer was cold but the fridge side was warm. The motor was runing but the fan was not working. I unplugged the power cord and pulled everything out of the freezer. Then I took the coil cover out. The unit was frozen solid. I used my wifes hair dryer to melt the ice on the coil and spray water with a bottle to speed up the process. It took about 15 minutes to melt the ice and plug the power cord again. The motor kicked on and the fan started blowing right away so I know it's not the fan. The following morning it was frozen again. I repeated the process of taking everything out and tested the heater element with a multimeter. It wasn't working allowing the ice to build over the coil so I replaced it. It took about 30 minutes to replace but two days later it froze again. I read a little to learn about the timer and the thermostat function in a refrigerator. The timer rotates to turn off the motor and turn on the heater element to melt the ice on the coil. I tried to rotate it but it felt too hard to turn and it smelled burnt out so I replaced it at once. It took me less than 10 minutes to replace. I also learn that the thermostat reaches certain temperature and activates the fan which blows the cold air out of the coil and throughout the fridge compartments. Because the coil and the thermostat were getting covered in ice, it was not activating the fan to blow the air out keeping the freezer side cold and the fridge side warm. By replacing them both, the thermostat and the timer I solved the problem. It took about 30 minutes to replace the thermostat but now it's working like a brand new one again.
  • Santos from Boca Raton, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Refrigerator would work for 2 weeks then start freezing up
First let me say the appliance guy said I needed to replace the whole freezer coils within the freezer part but the unit after using a hair dryer would work fine for two weeks then freeze up again. His conclusion of leaking refrigerant did not make sense, nor the noting of uneven freezing, so I figured I would take a chance on logic. The worst part was unloading the refrig and throwing away a boat load of food. Anyway once I removed the back panel that reveals where the defrost thermostat is I simply followed the wires by disconnecting the old and attaching the new until I got to the last two - brown and orange which actually go behind the defrost heater element and disappear below the fan. I cut both & used the adapter peice did a crimp - done. The timer took 5 minutes. Its working fine and cooling fabulously! I wanted to get past the two week point it is now in its 4th and doing fine. By he way the cams, thanks to your video took 10 minutes. Very satisfied and will recommend DIY because everyone else seems to want to retire on my dime!
Other Parts Used:
Door Closure Cam Kit Bimetal Defrost Thermostat Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz
  • Suzanne from New Brunswick, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Evaporator coils were freezing up and the water dispenser would not work
I was not sure what the fix was on my refrig, so I ordered the defrost timer kit, bimetal defrost thermostat, and the evaporator heater(about 100.00 in parts)
I think my entire problem was the bimetal defrost thermostat, as it was somewhat bulged out on the plastic side.
The evaporator coils would freeze over--the evap. fan would not work and the cold water dispenser would not work. I did't have time to just replace one part at a time so I ordered all three parts that have to do with the defrosting of the evap. coils.
The parts worked and the refrig. is operating fine. Thanks to parts select for a super fast delivery(one day).
Other Parts Used:
Bimetal Defrost Thermostat Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz Defrost Heater
  • Sammy from Clarksville, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Frank
December 12, 2018
Does this part have an adjustment. I see the knob , knob can be rotated , and as it’s turned the fan will turn off .Is this an adjustable dial to keep the condenser/evaporater fan pushing cold air to the refrigerator portion .Or is this a preset part . Thank you
For model number Bz22re
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Hi Frank, Thank you for your question. This would be a preset timer. The defrost timer is an electro-mechanical timer that operates a set of contacts that control both the compressor circuit as well as the defrost heater circuit. Most timers will activate a defrost cycle every 8-10 hours of compressor run time. This normally occurs about once every day or two. The defrost timer will normally terminate the defrost cycle after 20 to 30 minutes and the compressor and fans will start again. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Ken
April 13, 2022
I have an Amana refrigerator, bottom freezer, Model BR18V1S-P1320707WS. The freezer and is warm and the refrigerator doesn’t get colder than 46. The red knob dial on the Defrost Timer does rotate. Can the Defrost Timer red knob dial rotate and the Defrost Timer still be malfunctioning?
For model number BR18V1S-P1320707WS
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Hello Ken, thank you for writing. Using a multimeter, the defrost heater can be checked for 29 ohms, the defrost thermostat is closed at 20 degrees and lower, it opens at 50 degrees, the defrost timer with refrigerator running, should be turning, you can usually see the internal gear turning through a sight window on the side of it. It can be turned by hand to the defrost cycle and it should send 120v out to the defrost circuit on terminal 2 of the time and it should come out of defrost and back to running the compressor after about 20 min. The Defrost Timer Kit is part PS2167006. We have a video for you to access. If you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Gary
April 29, 2023
THE DEFROST TIMER NO. R0131577 FOR THE AMANA FRID . PLEASE TELL ME HOW MANY TIMES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD SHOULD THE TIMER TURN THE FRIG FREEZER COMP. TURN IT OFF AND ON. OTHER NO. PS2167006 . YOU PEOPLE ARE WONDERFUL
For model number AMANA FRIG BX21TW
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Hello Gary, thank you for your query. The defrost timer usually activates a defrost cycle every 8 to 10 hours of compressor runtime. This normally occurs about once every day or two. The defrost cycle will normally terminate after 20 to 30 minutes, and the compressor and fans will start again. If this is not the case, then you may need to replace the defrost timer, part number PS2167006, to fix the issue. We hope this information helps!

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Jim
October 7, 2019
My 31 year old fridge is failing to defrost .... are there any individual tests you can recommend on the three elements involved: defrost timer, heater assembly and thermostat? i would like to avoid buying the individual parts and replacing them one-by-one to identify the bad guy. fridge cools just fine. i'm a retired electrical engineer and used to using volt/ohm-meter to test connections, continuity, etc. any advice will be appreciated
For model number BX20RL
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Hi Jim, thank you for your question. When you are having temperature problems in your fridge, there are a few parts that could cause the issue. You can use a multi meter to test most of the parts. Make sure you cut power to your appliance before doing any repairs or tests. First you should test your defrost thermostat. Place the thermostat in ice cold water for 2-3 minutes after removing it from your appliance. It should be reading 0 ohms to be working correctly. Another part to check would be your defrost heater. Remove it from the appliance. It should be reading anywhere between 0 - 50 ohms to be working. You could check your temperature sensor. To find the correct reading for this part you will have to refer to your tech sheet that comes with your appliance. You can usually find this tech sheet behind the bottom grille of your fridge on either the right or left side. These are the most common parts that cause this issue in your appliance. So it is suggested you check them first. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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MIKE
July 15, 2021
Circulating fan works but will not come on. Wired it direct but the coils freeze up about every 5 days.
For model number SQD25VW
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Hi Mike, Thank you for your question. If the coils in your freezer are freezing every couple of days , there are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the defrost heater, the defrost thermostat, the timer and the door gasket. If the door is not sealing correctly, then moisture will get inside the refrigerator and frost will form when it cools. We hope this helps! Good luck with the repair!

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Mike
June 12, 2019
I can’t find the defrost timer on my refrigerator. My refrigerator is at 38 degrees. But my freezer will not go below 34 degrees. I vacuumed it all out underneath and let it sit overnight to thaw. Any suggestions? Start device and capacitor?
For model number Model SXd25S2L, Mfg No P1198901WL
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Hello Mike, Thank you for the question. The timer is part of the Adaptive Defrost Control Board, PartSelect Number PS2004546 located by the condenser at the back of the appliance. If the appliance is still running normally then the Start device and capacitor shoudl be fine. Sounds like the Control Board is defection. I looked up the part and it is listed as No Longer Available/Discontinued. There is no part substitutions listed. My suggestion here would be to call the manufacturer and see if they can provide you with a substitution for these part numbers. Hope this helps!

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Joe
March 19, 2023
The freezer section will not get colder than about 20 F. The refrigerator is working fine. I have replaced the freezer temperature control and the defrost timer. I have also disconnected the defrost heater thermostat, and the freezer will still not get colder than the low 20's? Any suggestions?
For model number Amana ARB2107AC
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Hi Joe, thank you for contacting us. We have researched the model and would recommend checking the condenser coils and making sure they are clean and free of frost. If the issue remains, the problem might be with the condenser fan motor, part number PS395284, the evaporator fan motor, part number PS11738465, or the compressor kit, part number PS2580804. We hope this helps, good luck with this repair!

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Rick
March 30, 2023
The freezer temp is not getting to temp recommended, the fridge temp is. I have checked the defrost timer with a multimeter and timed the defrost phase, both are good. Any ideas on why the freezer is not getting to temp? Multimeter test on compressor was good as well.
For model number amana bx20rl
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Hi Rick, thank you for reaching out. According to our research, you may need to check the following parts to fix this issue: freezer door gasket, part number PS11738515, and evaporator fan motor, part number PS11738242. We hope this solves your problem!

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