Freezer frosting up so bad it would no longer cool my fresh food

ApplianceHotpoint Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Paul From Hampton, AL

Mar 14, 2013

I had replaced the thermastst first because 40-50% of people this solved the same problem that I was having. Not only that it was only $10.00, my multi meter was broken so a $10.00 part was less expensive than a $40.00(+-) meter to test what was broken for sure. Well that did not fix the problem. I read all the "repair reviews" on here and found that more than likely it was my heater that was bad. So next time I defrosted the freezer I was able to get a peak at the "bulb" on the heater, it was BLACK! I ordered the part ($50.00) and was totally surprised how EASY that was to put in!! It took way longer to defrost than install this part! My wife came to see, saw what I had to replace, and said sarcasticly "have fun figureing out how to get that off!" She came back in 10 min and I was putting the back panel on the freezer, she said "where you not able to get it off!?" I did not say a word just handed her the burnt out one with a grin! That was about 2 weeks ago everything is working fine... Of course I replaced my muli-meter already, but never even used it on the fridge! Oh well I got my fridge repaired and a real nice multi-meter for way less than a repairman would have charged!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Heater and Bracket Assembly

Part Number: PS303781

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