A couple of common issues people tend to have when their refrigerator isn’t working right is having a freezer that won’t defrost, or else the refrigerator portion of the unit is too warm while the freezer coils keep frosting up.  If you have these problems with a refrigerator, you may need to replace your freezer’s defrost timer.

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Today,we’re going to show you how to change the defrost timer on your refrigerator. It’s a really easy job. All we’re going to need is a quarter inch nut driver, and Philips screwdriver. Let’s get to how it’s done.

The first thing we want to do is remove any food items that are on these two shelves, then we’ll remove the top shelf and set that aside. The defrost timer is located inside of the control housing which is held in place by four quarter inch hex head screws, two at the front, two at the rear. We’ll remove the two rear ones first, we’ll support that control housing when we’re taking out the last screw.

Lower down and you will see a wire harness connecting to the ceiling – depress the side locking tabs and disconnect that harness, and then we’ll just pull that housing forward.  We now have access to the defrost timer that’s held in place with two Philips screws through the bottom side of the housing.

Next we’re going to remove those. There is also a four pin wire harness on the defrost timer, simply disconnect that. Discard the old defrost timer. We’ll take note on the bottom of that defrost timer, there is a dial here for the clock portion of it, and it’s meant to turn one direction only.  Turn it almost completely around and you will hear a click and that snaps into the defrost portion of the cycle.  Click it a little bit further and it comes out of the defrost and that’s where we want to start this timer at.

defrost timer - Las Vegas refrigerator repair

defrost timer – Las Vegas refrigerator repair

So, next we will reconnect the harness. We’re going to locate that hole over top of the opening in control housing. We’ll reinstall the two Philip screws that are secured in place. If you check we’ll see that that adjustment screw is lined up with the opening.

Now that we have defrost timer mounted in the housing, it’s time to put the housing back in the refrigerator. Just take note of the drain tube, make sure that’s clear. We’re going to locate that in to the opening at the back.  Tilt it up in to place.

The first thing we’ll do is reconnect the harness, and we’ll replace two front screws and the two rear ones. Replace the top shelf and our repair is complete.

That’s just how easy it is to change the defrost time on the refrigerator.

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