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open the freezer door and reach in to the back wall and tell me if you can feel frost on that panel please.
frost is down most of the back wall
Remove the plastic lens where the thermostat is located.
You will see a small hole between two screws, theres a small gog on that defrost timer.
Turn that cog slowly till the fridge tues off , tell me in 15 min if that ice and frost has started to thaw please.
tats a small cog on the defrost timer.
where is the thermostat located?
i am not a repair person - just a home owner trying to get help
In the fridge , its the control you turn the fridge off and on with.
remove that lens where the two knobs are you will see the small hole in the box that the thermostat sits in.
frost has started to thaw
Great, then the problem is the defrost timer.
You can buy one at Sears or any appliance parts store near you.
is there a part number or is this something that is standard?
is it fairly easy to repair - something I can do or do I need to get someone?
the part number for the timer is WR9X489
would this also affect the temperture on the frig side?
Yes it will because the frost cuts the air flow to the fridge.
The cost is $ 24.00 at Sears.
is the defrost timer located on the inside, back side?
Its located in that control box, unplug the fridge when you get the timer and remove the screws that hold that box and remove the timer.
Good deal - thanks for the help
is there anything else I should know before I give it the ole all american try?
Your very welcome.
Thanks and God Bless.
Just make sure you unplug the fridge I dont want to loose any customers.
You got it!
Take care and have a great day.