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Defrost Heater
PartSelect Number PS426768
Manufacturer Part Number 216730700
This part is located at the bottom of the evaporator. The defrost heater heats the evaporator in the defrost mode of operation to keep the cooling coils from frosting over. The thermostat must be replaced when replacing the defrost heater.
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$51.15
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Defrost Heater
PartSelect Number PS2331363
Manufacturer Part Number 240356221
The defrost heater keeps the cooling coils from frosting over.
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$70.05
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Defrost/Evaporator Heater
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PartSelect Number PS11743472
Manufacturer Part Number WP67001794
The defrost heater is similar to the burners on an electric stove. It's located just beneath the cooling coils, which are concealed behind a panel in the freezer compartment. The heater gets hot. And, because it's close to the cooling coils, any ice or frost build-up melts.
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  • Freezer not defrosting
  • Freezer too cold
  • Fridge too warm
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James from Chestnut Hill, MA
Defrost failed. Freezer icing up
(FYI, Amana model is re-labeled Maytag with similar model number)I earlier replaced the defrost timer but that didn't solve the problem, so I purchased a new thermostat and evaporator heater. The hardest part was figuring out how to remove the slide out freezer door to access the back panel. Simple once figured out: There is one small screw on each slide rail, facing outward, near the door. Remove each screw and the door section will pivot up and disconnect from the rail.

The next thing you have to do is remove one of the slide rail supports so you can remove the back panel. Slide the track all the way out and you will see three small machine screws securing the track to the side of the freezer wall. Remove. Then push in the plastic clasp (near the back of the compartment) and slide the plastic assembly forward and out of the compartment. Now you can unscrew and remove the back panel to access the thermostat and heater.

I checked the resistance of the existing heater and measured 300 ohms (it would have been an open circuit if it was burned out). When I saw the resistance was OK on the heater, I left it in place and only changed out the thermostat. The defrost has worked fine since. Good luck.
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Defrost Heater
PartSelect Number PS427308
Manufacturer Part Number 218169802
This part is located at the bottom of the evaporator. The defrost heater heats the evaporator in the defrost mode of operation to keep the cooling coils from frosting over.
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Juan from Riverside, CA
Fridge evaporator frozen not cooling
First i killed the power and water supply to fridge. Then i removed all the racks in freezer and the 1/4" screws for rack supports with nut driver. Next i removed the evaporator cover 1/4" screws to gain access. Then i removed the the 1/4" screw that holds the evaporator at the bottom and moved the evaporator outward to remove the heater element. Then i installed new heater element from the bottom of the evaporator making sure it was in the center of the evap coils.
Next i replaced the defrost thermostat cutting the old wires. Then stripped and crimpped the new thermostat in place making sure of the same installed postion as removed.
Next i replaced the defrost timer located at the bottom left using philips head screw driver.
Next i replaced the water filter by turning it counterclockwise to remove.
Then restored power and water supply. Next i tested the heater element by turning the dial on the defrost timer clockwise until it clicked and watched the element glow.
Then waited for the deforst thermostat to shut off the heater. Finally i checked the evaporator drain iin the back of fridge for blockage and cleaned out completely.
Repairs successful fridge good as new.
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Refrigerator Defrost Heater Kit
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PartSelect Number PS469516
Manufacturer Part Number 5303918208
The defrost heater keeps the cooling coils from frosting over.
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$66.18
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Defrost Heater With Straps
PartSelect Number PS475083
Manufacturer Part Number 5317842502
The defrost heater keeps the cooling coils from frosting over.
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Gregg from Milford, MA
Defroster not working. Ice dams building up restricting cooling.
Not being sure which part it was, and having replaced the defrost timer already I changed all listed parts out. After 35 years they owed me nothing. I changed the control thermostat easily, I spliced in the defrost thermostat using the connectors and shrink wrap provided. The heater-defrosted element was a snap due to push/pull connectors.

Refrigerator is coopertone in color and matches the kitchen cabinets. oday the only viable option for a matching replacement is a subzero built in. Estimates for the cabinet work, subzero, electrician (to bring up to code) and plumber put the replacement at $12,000.

The unit is working like new with the replacement parts. I could have done more to isolate the faulty part but I think wholesale repacement was still a bargain.

I've fixed my Washing Machine and Drier with PartSelect parts and will continue to use them as my supplier.

Gregg
Massachusetts
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DEFROST HEATER KIT
PartSelect Number PS469556
Manufacturer Part Number 5303918255
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Defrost Heater
PartSelect Number PS469549
Manufacturer Part Number 5303918247
The defrost heater keeps the cooling coils from frosting over.
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$116.90
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HEATER-DEFROST
PartSelect Number PS427309
Manufacturer Part Number 218169804
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$149.96
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Defrost Heater
PartSelect Number PS428386
Manufacturer Part Number 218657301
The defrost heater will get hot and melt any ice or frost build up around the coils.
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