Defrost heater stopped working. Refrigerator side not cooling. Freezer side working fine.

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers

David From Missouri City, TX

Jun 24, 2011

51 out of 58 people found this instruction helpful

Removed inside panel in freezer compartment. Used blow dryer to melt collected ice on evaporator coil. Removed clips on bottom of defrost heater. Replaced with new defrost heater, re-attaching the clips. Replaced defrost Thermostat with new one. Re-attached inside panel. Now unit works just fine. Really easy job. Defrosting the collected ice took the longest to do.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Strike

Part Number: PS890617

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Defrost Heater

Part Number: PS2068071

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Defrost Thermostat

Part Number: PS2068578

In Stock