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Heater, Defrost

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PartSelect Number PS11740358
Manufacturer Part Number WP2315531
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Heater, Defrost Specifications

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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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Freezer not defrosting | Leaking | Fridge too warm
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper.
Part# WP2315531 replaces these:
AP6007246, 2166123, 2172692, 2176300, 2315531
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    Clark
    January 8, 2018
    How can you tell when the heater is on and how much heat does it generate and how long is it on?
    For model number ET8CHMXKQ00
    Hi Clark, Thank you for the question.The defrost heater heats the evaporator in the defrost mode of operation to keep the cooling coils from frosting over.The length of time depends on the defrost cycle.Very sorry but we do not have the temperature of the heat the element would need. Hope this helps!

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       Average Repair Rating: 4.3 / 5.0, 2 reviews. What's this?
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        Water was dripping from the freezer into the non-frozen area, and the non-frozen area was not cooling
        I first disconnected the power cord and then removed all the panels and disconnected the Defrost Heater at the quick-disconnect, and cut the wires on the Defrost Themostat. (The Defrost Thermostat had been replaced about 10 years ago when the Defrost Heater was replaced.) One of the reasons it took longer than 15 minutes was because there was a buildup of ice in the freezer section. I then soldered the wires and covered them with a plastic sleeve and wrapped them in electrical tape. After replacing all the panels and re-connecting the power cord, I restarted the refrigerator. After one week, there is no water dripping from the freezer and everything is working properly. Your diagnosis of the problem was exactly right. Thanks for the info.
        • A. M. from Bay Minette, AL
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver
        • Parts Used:
          WP2315531, WP4387503
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        water collecting under the vegatable drawers
        I replaced the bi-metal thermostat. Very easy fix. It took a couple of days and the water stopped collecting at the bottom.I am very pleased with the web site.
        • Gary from BILLERICA, MA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Very Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers
        • Parts Used:
          WP2315531
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              Model Cross Reference
              This part works with the following models:
              PartSelect Number: PS11740358
              Manufacturer Part Number: WP2315531
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