Fridge not cold & DE light flashing on status panel

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Robert From Niceville, FL

Nov 10, 2009

6 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Removed all the freezer shelves/trays. Removed screws top and bottom on back panel. Found coils completely frozen over. Used heat gun to completely melt all the ice. Found that the Defrost Heater actually includes a new Defrost Thermostat (unlike the service manual shows). Unplugged and unsrewed the old Defrost heater parts and unclipped the Defrost Thermostat. Installed the new parts, put everything back together, and returned the unneeded Defrost Thermostat for a refund. It's been working fine ever since.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Heater with Thermostat

Part Number: PS303934

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