Model Number: 117JERL17J311
Age: More than 10 years
The fridge just stopped and did not start. I tapped the start relay etc, no go. So I loosened the heat transfer coils on the rear and moved them back a bit and took out the white plastic cap and turned the defrost timer switch with a flat blade screw driver. On it came. So it will have to work hard to cool down, but it did start cooling. How do I know if I have to get a new defrost timer? DO I just hope that the next time it cycles it will just start after the off time? I am not sure if it is an 8 hour 30 minute off or a 12 hour 30 minute off. The other part is this fridge is not in my home, but in my deceased Mother's home whom some friends are house sitting at.
The defrost timer in the fridge appears to be only accessed by removing a panel on the rear outside wall under the heat transfer coils. I am not sure if the timer will stick on and never defrost or go to defrost and not restart. How do I tell or do I just open it up and get the part Numbers and get a new defrost timer?
Any help appreciated. ron3033