open circuit on defrost heaters(visibly damaged)

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Jackie From Aurora, CO

May 16, 2012

removed panels and shelving to gain access to heater element location, thawed coil then removed holder plates with heaters attached, replaced old elements with new then re-installed.Cut old wiring at heaters and tape to new wiring, then u can use old wires to help route new wiring by pulling it up through the coil where old wiring is routed. manually checked timer motor and conacts for switching on the defrost timer and it was still operational.I used an ohm(resistance) setting on multimeter to diagnoss defrost timer.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Heater

Part Number: PS2057764

In Stock

Door Shelf

Part Number: PS2073860

In Stock