Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
After having to defrost the coils monothly about 4 times with a hairdryer, i decided to buy this part. Success so far!
First you have to remove the top plastic panel which is difficult to figure out, there are clasps holding it towards the back, so make sure you get those taken care of. The you have to unscrew much of the top components as one whole unit. you don't have to completely remove and i didn't see how it could be done. You just need enough room to get over the top of it and to the back of the fridge. The adaptive defrost assembly is in the back right and you have to take it out by going over the top of this entire top fridge component (hence the parital removal of it.) You take it out of it's sqaure little box (it may be screwed in through the bottom of it's tray, so remove the screw first) then "Unclip" the wire harness.
The mounting screw configuration didn't match on mine, nor did the screw themselves, so i just reclipped the new defrost control assembly into the harness, set it into the tray, and screwed everything back together.
It's a little difficult the first time because parts don't remove as easily as you would think, but doing it again, which may be required, will be much easier.