- Model Number
- More than 10 years
Hello from Denver, Thank you in advance for considering my questions. In my quest to determine if my defrost timer is working properly I put a red ink mark on the gray part that you can insert a flat head screwdriver into for manually moving the timer into or out-of defrost mode. Picture below describes what I’m trying to say in words. Is it fair to assume that this red dot would rotate clockwise over time on its own if it was working properly? Over the weekend I replaced a noisy evaporator fan motor to deal with a big ice build up. It seemed that once I put everything back together that the defrost timer made several 360 degree rotations on its own and now it does not rotate anymore unless I put it in the position with the screwdriver to force a defrost cycle it moves a smidge more once the defrost cycle is over and then that’s it, no more rotation. Also, how hot does that heating element get? Is it safe to touch with a glove to see if it is warm or not? Furthermore, any tips on how to gain access to this defrost timer would be appreciated to since it sits on top of the refrigerator unit. It looks like maybe the whole unit slides out once I take the grill off? Picture also included. Thank you kindly.