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Hi, welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! If there was visible issues with the timer, it may be that there is an excessive current draw and it may have damaged the thermostat. Does anything come on, like the fans or the cabinet lights?
What is the defrost timer part number you installed? Have you manually advanced the new timer to see if it kicks on?
Thank you. You installed the incorrect timer. You need to install part number WR9X502.
We need to start there and move forward once that is in place.
Are you sure you have given me the correct model number? See the GE lookup for the model you provided below. Number 257 is the timer.
Wow, I am not sure how you came up with that but I am no longer interested in helping you at this point. Perhaps another will help, good luck.
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Does the unit work with the old timer?
OK get a jumper wire and connect terminal 3 to 4 on the defrost plug. That should turn on the compressor if not you have something more wrong with the unit.
OK if you jumped 3 to 4 and the compressor did not come on nor the fans you have something more wrong with the unit besides the timer. You need a volt meter to do some further checking
SO the compressor or nothing runs correct?
Then you need to likely replace the temp control. Get at that and jumper the two wires to it together, if it comes on which it should replace that.
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First do that and then we can go from there ok?
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