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PartSelect Number PS11742795
This refrigerator defrost thermostat will cut out at 40 degrees Fahrenheit and kick back when the temperature drops to 25 degrees Fahrenheit.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
This is a problem in the defrost cycle. It is one of three items the heater, timer or thermostat.. I removed the screws from the back side of the freezer and romoved the sheet metal from the back which exposes all the elements. Below the evaporaro coils are two small plates which cover the heating elements ( two glass tubes conected to insulated wire), You may be able to look at it and tell if they are bad. Mine was burnt and obviously gone. If you disconnect from conectors you can check for conitinuity to tell if bad. Simply remove the four screws holding these in place and install new one the same way. quite easy. I did check the thermostat for continuity and relaced it also. It simply plugs into a clip on the back wall and two power connectors. If checking themostat for continuity make sure it is cold otherwise it will be open and you won't get a good read. The timer for this model is under \neather behind the grill on the bottom. simply turn the dial and if the motor stops it is probbably good. It runs 8 hr. and then will shut off for defrost heater to come on. Do this before closing up to tell that your new heater is working. It will get red quickly. Saved a lot of money on this one
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Defrosted, removed old heaters and thermostat and installed new heaters and thermostat. Not a hard job at all.
I put the frig a off on the knob in the grig took the plate on the back in the unit check for no power disconnect the 2 wires for the heating element tie up a little rope that I will use the pull the new wire. took off the plate and the heater take off the old heater ,install the new one on the plate and rinstall every thing in place, turne the defrost time and chech if the heater was woking to do so I had the turn the thermostat at :E: the compressor stop and the heater come on. reintall the plate the selfs,When il checked the heater I check the thermostat of the defroster becaese it when off and the heater cut off Put back all the food and open a nice big bottle of beer ````Excuse my english I know is not too good
Removed everything from inside freezer compartment (food and shelves) Removed inside backpanel that covered the coils. At the top of the coils is where the thermostat was attached. Removed old one and installed new. Has been working since.
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