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PartSelect Number PS11738607
Manufacturer Part Number WP12729128
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Freezer not defrosting
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Maytag, Kenmore, KitchenAid.
Part# WP12729128 replaces these:
AP6005557, 12729128
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    Holly
    January 2, 2020
    Freezer fan gets frozen over and blades no longer rotate.
    For model number WRF736SDAM13
    Hi Holly, thank you for your question. When you are having temperature problems in your appliance, there are a few parts that could cause the issue. You can use a multi meter to test most of the parts. Make sure you cut power to your appliance before doing any repairs or tests. First you should test your defrost thermostat. Place the thermostat in ice cold water for 2-3 minutes after removing it from your appliance. It should be reading 0 ohms to be working correctly. Another part to check would be your defrost heater. Remove it from the appliance. It should be reading anywhere between 0 - 50 ohms to be working. You could check your temperature sensor. To find the correct reading for this part you will have to refer to your tech sheet that comes with your appliance. You can usually find this tech sheet behind the bottom grille of your fridge on either the right or left side. These are the most common parts that cause this issue in your appliance. So it is suggested you check them first. Good luck with your repair.

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    Dave
    February 25, 2019
    I have replaced the heater wp12729128 but the freezer still doesn't defrost. I ordered a thermistor w10316760 but it looks nothing like the old one. Your site mentions wpw103383615 could be the correct replacement?
    For model number WRF736DAM11
    Hello Dave, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately I do not show our website suggests to use wpw103383615 in place of W10316760. Based upon reviewing the model I show that while this part may appear different than the original, Whirlpool is still suggesting it will fit. Have a great day!

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    Jim
    June 18, 2019
    Where can i get directions to replace the heater?
    For model number 596.72383411
    Hi Jim, thank you for your question. Unfortunately we do not have any instructions for your appliance specifically. However we do have a video that shows how to install a defrost heater. You can view that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTDJYrvrQjs. Because your appliance is a bottom freezer, you will have to remove everything from inside of your freezer to get to the back wall panel that hides your evaporator. The defrost heater is underneath the evaporator. Good luck with your repair.

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    Shirley
    January 11, 2020
    Several times a year we have ice build-up in the freezer area to where the fan hits the ice. We were told by a tech that french door frigs are know for this. He suggested to turn it off for a day two to let it defrost. There must be another reason. Do you have any suggestions.
    For model number WRV986FDEM01
    Hi Shirley. Be sure the doors are closing and sealing fully. It is possible you may need a new gasket. Thank you for your question and good luck with your repair!

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    Kyle
    March 6, 2020
    My freezer won't defrost, i've ordered and replaced the heater but it's still showing the thermostat for the defrost as open on the tech test #6 (02). Which i would assume means it's not connecting. There is a harness i would like to replace on this to try my next trick. I've put a continuity test on the old heater finally and it was good. So not the heater, it has to be this sensor. Please help.
    For model number WRF736SDAM13
    Hi Kyle, Thank you for your question. To verify if the thermistor or sensor is causing the issue, you will need to test it with a multi-meter. Begin by unplugging your refrigerator, then remove the back panel of your refrigerator to locate the main control board. The thermistor will be connected to the main control board. Remove the thermistor from the appliance in order to test them. Before testing them, you will need to place the thermistor(s) in ice water for 5 minutes in order to bring the temperature to 32 degrees F. The thermistor will produce different readings at different temperatures, and the suggested ranges below only apply to thermistors at a temperature of 32 degrees F. With the probes on the terminals and your multi-meter set to Rx1, you should receive a reading of 16,600 ohms (+/- 5 percent). If you receive a reading outside this range, you will need a replacement temperature sensor or thermistor. There are 2 wire harnesses listed under your model number. The part numbers for them are PS11731432 and PS8260195. We hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day.

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    Luis
    September 11, 2019
    My fridge stop defrost.The heater is the most common part that need to be replaced or goes bad on the the defrost cycle? It is any other part "like defrost sensor that goes attach to the evaporator coil like in other models that also can go bad on this type of problem? Only the heater is responsible for defrost cycle? No sensor?Thanks luis
    For model number WRF736SDAM13
    Hi Luis, the thermostat sensor also controls the defrost cycle is part w10316760. Thank you for your question and good luck with your repair!

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    Bill
    November 8, 2019
    My problem is the fridge keeps getting warmer and the freezer continues to get extremely cold. Freezer seems to ice up in the back over time restricting air flow. Is this a heater problem or is there a timer in the system that may have failed?
    For model number KBFS22EWMS5
    Hi Bill, the Evaporator fan motor may have failed PS11773024. Thank you for your question and good luck with your repair!

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          Model Cross Reference
          This part works with the following models:
          PartSelect Number: PS11738607
          Manufacturer Part Number: WP12729128
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