the back wall of the freezer kept icing up, wouldn't defrost

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Socket set

michael From virginia beach, VA

Jul 02, 2008

6 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

1st, I removed all the shelves and baskets. 2nd, I removed two screws (1/4" nut driver/socket) that attach the two lower panels at the back of the freezer. If there frozen on defrost with a hair dryer, with panels removed finish defrosting the coils and the two vents (top and bottom) on the inner wall. With the coils defrosted unplug the unplug the defrost heating element then remove the two screws securing the coil to the back wall of freezer. Coil movement is limited so be gentle. remove the retaining clip at bottom of coil. remove the element starting from the top, work it around the foam insert (dont remove the foam insert). install in the reverse order and dont forget to clip on the thermostat.

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USE WPL 61006198 (Now subbed to Defrost Heater and Thermostat Assembly)

Part Number: PS2061407

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