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2183400 DT3 Refrigerator Defrost Timer For Kenmore

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Replacement defrost timer used for some Crosley, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, and Whirlpool refrigerator models.

Directly Replaces: DT3, WP2183400, 2183400, 2162044, 2162052, 2717, AP6005994, EAP11739056, PD00003502, PS11739056.


  • Turns On/Off the compressor and defrost fan motors at regular intervals.
  • Set to run a 25 minute defrost cycle every 8 hours.
  • The (4) terminals are numbered 2,1,4,3.
  • Includes (1) 4-Terminal Defrost Timer.


  • Color: White.
  • Material: Plastic / Metal.
  • Electrical Specs: 60Hz, 10A, 1/3 HP, 8HR 25MIN Run Time.
  • Dimensions: 3-3/16"L x 1-5/8"W x 2-5/16"H.

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2183400 DT3 Refrigerator Defrost Timer For Kenmore

Repair Skill Level: 2 | Beginner to Moderate
Minimal disassembly (if any) and some basic tools may be needed.

Part Description: The defrost timer turns the defrost heater on at different internvals throughout the day to melt any accumulated frost from the evaporator coils.

Failure Symptoms: Excessive buildup of frost/ice; Refrigerator runs too long; Refrigerator and/or Freezer too cold or too warm.

Testing: To test the timer, slowly advance the dial into the defrost cycle. This should turn off the compressor and turn on the defrost heater. If the defrost heater doesn't turn on or if it turns on, but doesn't turn back off at the end of it's cycle, it signals that the timer is not advancing correctly.

Bonus Tip: Ensure that your refrigerator is maintaining the correct temperature by placing a fridge thermometer inside the unit. Generally, fresh food section should be set between 37 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and the freezer section should be set at or below zero degrees Fahrenheit.

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