Shelvador by Crosley - Trouble figuring out what kind of fridge this is

harrisonm

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Hi everyone,

I was given an old fridge recently. The freezer gets cold, but the fridge part doesn't -- it runs constantly, and there's a loud clicking noise. I believe I've narrowed it down to the defrost timer, which is the part making the noise. However, I cannot find anything about this fridge or this defrost timer online. If someone can figure out the fridge model or the defrost timer based on the pictures, I would appreciate it very much. It's kind of boggling my mind, because I can't even find anything that looks remotely like this fridge -- all "Shelvador by Crosley" fridges seem to be vintage models. The model number is very faint, but CNF13CMY is my best guess. I've tried searching a few variations of that, but to no avail.
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Dan O.

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That Crosley fridge looks to have been made by Inglis (Admiral Canada) which is now owned by Whirlpool. That would be a reason you can't locate the model number. Very little older Canadain appliance info is available online.

It looks like both Frigidaire and Whirlpool sell a replacement timer for that one. You can find both possible replacement timers at this link. Take your pick.

LINK > Replacement for 54113-1 Defrost Timer

Dan O.
 
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harrisonm

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Thank you! That's interesting; I wonder how it ended up all the way down here in Tennessee. Anyway, I've ordered the replacement part. Hopefully that's all it needs. I appreciate your help.
 

Dan O.

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Maybe Crosley sourced the fridges from Canada for a while? Or maybe someone moved from Canada and brought it with them? They were a pretty simple appliance design to maintain back then. Good to hang onto.

Let us know how it goes.

BTW. If the timer failure caused a defrost problem, I may need to be fully defrosted overnight before it will start cooling properly again.
 

harrisonm

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Thanks, that makes sense.

The timer came in today, so I'm working on installing it. The old one has the wire to ground pretty firmly embedded in it. Even if I rip it out, though, there's nowhere on the new timer (that I can find) to attach the wire. Is this just not necessary on newer timers?

We've been living out of a mini fridge, and haven't even tried using the big fridge yet, so it's not frosty.
 

Dan O.

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If there's no place to mount a ground wire I would just disregard it.

Dan O.
 
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