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Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat

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PartSelect Number PS11738201
Manufacturer Part Number WP1-81801-001
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This part is a temperature sensing devise. It senses the rise in evaporator temperature during a defrost cycle and cycles the defrost heater off after all frost is melted. It is calibrated to permit a defrost cycle only when the temperature is below a preset temperature

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Amana, Maytag, Admiral, Crosley.

This part works with the following products: Freezer, Refrigerator.

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Parts Used:
  • Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Dennis from White Bear Lake, MN

Fault in defrost circuit caused ice buid-up, decreased air flow, and elevated temp. Led to a thaw.

After observing defrost timer go into (and out of), defrost cycle, I checked continuity of heating element. Since heater coil was intact (79 Ohms of resistance), I figured the defrost thermostat (aka bi-metal therm.), had to be at fault. The new part ($17.00), proved my suspicions correct. As I sought to determine if everything worked, I had to wait for the temp. to drop below the defrost therm. set point before I would see the heater coil get hot.
To avoid the costly failure in future, I bought a Chaney wireless therometer with two remote sensors. Sensors require lithium batteries. $30.00 for both are a cheap insurance system.

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