Part Location Diagram of 215846604 Frigidaire Defrost Timer - 120V 60Hz
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Defrost Timer - 120V 60Hz 215846604

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PartSelect Number PS423802
Manufacturer Part Number 215846604
Manufactured by Frigidaire
Product Description

Defrost Timer - 120V 60Hz Specifications

This defrost timer is designed for use in your refrigerator. The defrost timer acts as a clock, that switches the refrigerator from the freezing cycle to the defrost cycle and back. If your refrigerator is running non-stop, or is not running at all, you may need to check and replace the defrost timer. This is a 6 hour and 21 minute defrost timer. This part is made of white plastic, with 4 metal prongs protruding from one end. To complete this repair, you will need to access the old defrost timer which is located inside the console on the roof of your refrigerator. To complete this repair, you will need a 1/4-inch nut driver, a flat blade screwdriver, and a Phillips screwdriver. Be sure to disconnect power from your refrigerator before you begin this repair.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Fridge too warm | Freezer not defrosting | Fridge and Freezer are too warm | Will Not Start
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator, Freezer.
This part works with the following products:
Frigidaire, Kenmore, Crosley, Kelvinator.
Part# 215846604 replaces these:
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Freezer compartment works but gets frost and ice buildup. Then the refrigerator compartment fails to get cold. Milk would spoil but freezer stayed frozen.
After watching numerous YouTube videos I realized that my problem was either the timer or the thermostat. I purchased both for above $70 total and decided it was worth the gamble to self- repair it instead of buying a new refrigerator for $700 plus taxes and delivery charges. The videos were right on with excellent directions for replacing these 2 products. Only has one problem… the shrink wrap that came with the thermostat is very thick and will NOT shrink with a hairdryer. I hade to run to ACE Hardware to buy a heat gun and more shrink wrap
Other Parts Used:
Defrost Thermostat Defrost Timer - 120V 60Hz
  • Tracy from SALOME, AZ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Socket set
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Freezer no freezing the food
Disconnect the power. To install the Defrost timer which is located inside the console at the top of the fridge I followed a YouTube video. It is very easy. Keep in mind that the Defrost timer comes settled in defrost mode so the compressor will not start after the power is reconnected.There is a hole in the console just behind the Defrost timer where you engaged it with a flat driver and rotate the clock until the compresor start. Now the compressor works for 6 hours and stop for 20 minutes for the defrosting cicle. The freezer now is freezing the meat!!
Other Parts Used:
Cold Control Thermostat Defrost Timer - 120V 60Hz
  • Orlando from FT LAUDERDALE, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Refrigerator had not been cooling
Discovered the coil was covered with 1/2 inch of ice because defrost cycle had not been working. Replacing the defrost timer and melting ice with hair dryer fixed problem. Hooray!
  • William from BASKING RIDGE, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Freezer Freezing up and blocking the vent for refrigerator, not cooling the fridge.
Went pretty straight forward, except the heat shrink tubing was about 2 sizes too big. Would not shrink small enough to seal the connections. Even with a heat gun it would not shrink small enough. OH, another think is when I plugged the fridge back in the defrost timer was in defrost mode. Took me a few minutes to figure that out and use a screwdriver to turn the timer back to the on position. Other than that, install was pretty simple.
Other Parts Used:
Defrost Thermostat Defrost Timer - 120V 60Hz
  • Dennis from BEAUMONT, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Michael Bugher
October 14, 2017
Freezer is cold but the other part is warm , ice keeps building up in the vents in the freezer preventing cold air from getting to the bottom part is it more likely the defrost timer or the thermostat thanks
For model number LFHT1817LB4
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Hello Michael, thank you for contacting us. That does sound correct. It would be either the defrost timer or the thermostat. You can test these with a multi meter to determine which is at fault. Good luck with the repair!

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John
January 6, 2018
Fridge works but freezer doesn’t , compressor works
For model number Fftr1814lw5
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Hello John, Thank you for your inquiry. We would recommend checking the following parts to fix your issue: defrost thermostat, temperature cold control thermostat, defrost timer, evaporator fan motor, heater-defrost and control board. You can test the parts with a multimeter. If you are unfamiliar with how a multimeter functions, there are YouTube videos available to assist you. Hope this helps!

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George
February 21, 2020
Freezer working fine, refrigerator not cold ir cooling, could it be the defrost timer.?
For model number lfht1817lb4
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Hello George, Thank you for your question. For model LFHT1817LB4, we recommend the Defrost Thermostat. If your freezer is running properly, but your refrigerator is too warm or not colling properly, this is the part you would want to check first, it is available under part number PS469510. We hope this helps you.

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Michael
July 23, 2021
How do i test it with a multimeter
For model number FFTR1814LWG
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Hi Michael, Thank you for your question. Before removing and testing the defrost timer with a multimeter, unplug the refrigerator from the electrical outlet. Using a multimeter on the Rx1 setting, with one probe touching the common terminal (it should be labeled "3" or "C"), touch the other lead to the other three remaining terminals, one at a time. Testing the first pair should produce a reading of zero, or near zero, denoting continuity. The second pair may also result in a reading of zero or near zero. Testing the third pair of terminals should produce a reading of infinity. If you do not receive these readings, you will need a replacement defrost timer. We hope this helps! If you have any questions, please let us know.

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Wendy
February 10, 2020
I have a Kenmore fridge that the fridge is not cooling and the freezer will cool. At the Max setting of fridge temp will only go to 45 degrees and the freezer is 10 degrees. I removed the rear panel of the freezer to check for ice build up and there is no ice build up. I have left unplugged for 24 hours and still no luck. The evaporator coils at bottom of fridge are clean. The compressor kicks on and off like it should. The air duct between the freezer and fridge is clear of any debris. I have tried and variety of different setting still no better. It would seem it would be something simple. The other question on your web site refer to similar situation but have ice build up where as mine has no ice build up. Ideas on what the problem would be?
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Hello Wendy, Thank you for the question. We suggest testing or replacing the Cold Control Thermostat, PartSelect Number PS8769007. This cold control thermostat cycles on and off regularly to keep your refrigerator cold. We hope this helps.

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Uwe
August 12, 2019
Hi, where is the defroster located?
For model number FFHT1826PS3
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Hi Uwe, thank you for your question. If you are looking for the position of your defrost timer, this part is located on the ceiling of inside your refrigerator section underneath the cover where your control is. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Mihir
October 10, 2019
The refrigerator is not cool, but there is deep refrigerator cooling. Ice is getting deposited inside the refrigerator compartment.
For model number FFHT1826PS3
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Hi Mihir, Thank you for your question. If the refrigerator is too warm, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. Here is a link from our website that you may reference on what parts to check, https://www.partselect.com/AdvancedModelSymptoms.aspx?ModelNum=FFHT1826PS3&mfgModelNum=&fkMfgID=4&ModelMasterID=841497&PID=10. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Bob
April 11, 2018
Freezer temperature fluctuates from -5 to 40 degrees. I replaced the temperature control thermostat but this did not help. Could it be the defrost timer ?
For model number FFTR1817LW8
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Hello Bob, thank you for your question. It sounds like it could be the defrost timer, but I would check the defrost thermostat and heater for continuity before ordering. If the thermostat and the heater are tested and are working correctly, the issue would be the defrost control board. I hope this helps!

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JD
January 10, 2024
I have water that seems to be leaking from inside the top of the refrigerator and onto the top shelf. The fridge is a little crooked, so it slides off the top shelf and down to the crisper area. Eventually, it runs out the door and onto the floor. I'm reading that it may be the defrost timer, but could there be a tube or something loose that's causing the water to drain onto the top shelf?
For model number FFTR1821QS1
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Hello Jd, thank you for contacting us. According to our understanding, we would recommend checking the drip tray located behind the evaporator coil for any blockage and drain tube for clogging. If this is not the issue, then the defrost heater, part number PS3504321, could cause this problem. We hope this information helps!

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Jimmy
December 15, 2021
The fridge is not getting cold but freezer is working good
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Hello Jimmy, thank you for writing. The first part we recommend to test or replace is Defrost Timer PartSelect Number PS423802. The second part that may be the issue is the cold Control Thermostat PartSelect Number PS8769007. We hope this helps.

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