Refrigerator was getting warm and ice was building up on the freezer wall.

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Justin From Webster, TX

Mar 19, 2010

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After unplugging the power, I removed the back wall panel in the freezer by removing the two phillips screws at the top and the two small bolts at the bottom. With the panel off I could now see nothing but ice, so after about 30 minutes of thawing I was able to remove the heater core from the bottom of the unit, it was held on by two phillips screws and had two wires plugged into it. I followed the instructions in the package to reroute the left side wire to the right side. There was plenty of wire to do this. I then plugged the wires into the new unit and mounted it back with the two screws. The new unit was a dual element but fit just fine. I then reinstalled the back panel and plugged the power back in. Very simply process for anyone. Its been working great since.
I will use again in the future!

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Defrost Heater Harness Kit

Part Number: PS1993872

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