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PartSelect Number PS11740459
Manufacturer Part Number WP2323198
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Heater, Defrost Specifications

The heater is located at the bottom of the evaporator. The defrost heater heats the evaporator in the defrost mode of operation. The thermostat must be replaced when replacing the defrost heater.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Freezer not defrosting | Fridge too warm
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag.
Part# WP2323198 replaces these:
AP6007345, 2176065, 2188175, 2323198
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Edwin
February 1, 2018
The refrig. Coil is freezing up how can I tell if it's the defrost or the heater
For model number GS6NBEXRB01
Hi Edwin, Thank you for the question. You will need to test the heater with a Multi Meter. The resistance reading of the defrost heater should be between 21 and 27 ohms of resistance. Hope this helps!

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Michael
February 4, 2019
Freezer not defrosting, ice build-up behind freezer panel, then fridge warms. I turn off unit and defrost freezer and the unit functions properly for a few days until it freezes once again. Replaced the bi-metal defrost thermostat, but 8 days later same problems. Thank you.
For model number GS6NBEXRQ01
Hello Michael, Thank you for the question. I suggest checking the Defrost Heater, PartSelect Number: PS11740459. The resistance reading of the defrost heater should be between 21 and 27 ohms of resistance. Hope this helps!

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Mike
January 18, 2018
Fridge not cold, freezer cold fan is running.... hearing a clicking sound from control box looks like not going into defrost
For model number ED5VHGXML10
Hello Mike, Thank you for your inquiry. We would recommend checking the following parts to fix your issue: defrost heater, defrost thermostat, and the electronic defrost control board. You can test the parts with a multimeter. If you are unfamiliar with how a multimeter functions, there are YouTube videos available to assist you. Hope this helps!

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Rick
November 9, 2017
The heater element in frig reads 23.0 ohms, does that mean the element is ok?
For model number 10656926600
Hi Rick, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, your defrost heater is fine at 23 ohms. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Brandon
September 15, 2017
Will the part be compatible with this refrigerator? thanks
For model number 10658979701
Hi Brandon, Thank you for your question. Yes, this would be the correct part for your appliance. Good luck with your repair.

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Joe
July 17, 2019
My refrigerator section is not getting very cold. The freezer seems fine. I can find the part numbersfor the defrost heater, but not the timer or thermostat. Can you help?
For model number WRS325SDHZ00
Hi Joe, Thank you for your question. The part numbers listed under your model number for both the timer and the defrost thermostat are PS11723171 and PS11750673. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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James
July 28, 2021
Will this heater defrost fit my Whirlpool refrigerator?
For model number ED5VHGXML13
Hello James, Thank you for contacting us. We have researched the model you have provided and have found the part you are looking for is PartSelect Number PS11740459. We hope this helps!

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David Clark
September 23, 2017
Where is the defrost timer located ?
For model number GS5SHAXSL00
Hello David, thank you for contacting us. You model is controlled by a circuit rather than a timer. The manufacturer has discontinued that part and is no longer making it. It would be located behind the control panel for the temperature, it would be 2 small circuit boards with a ribbon connection between them. Good luck with the repair!

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Parrish
June 26, 2019
Hey guys i have a Kenmore 106.54599400 side by side fridge. I had issue with freezing coils, sign of bad tstat or element.. I test element and ohms read 23.4. I also tested the original tstat via continuity test with compressed can of air and once it got cold enough, it made contact. So with both of those showing good, is there anything else that may cause the coils to freeze up on this model? I've been looking and I'm not sure but don't think there is anything else that may cause this other than a lack of power to the tstat, which I didn't check. After I replaced the tstat (thinking sure that was it) I buttoned the freezer backup and called it good. That is until I tested the tstat and now showing it was fine. Does anyone with knowledge of this unit have any information on this? I hope the suggestion isn't the control board behind the top inside fridge part. That was already replaced once not 2 years ago or so. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
For model number 106.54599400
Hello Parrish, thank you for writing. There is more then one thermostat on this model. If you did not replace or test the Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat, PartSelect Number: PS11750673 I woudl suggest doing so. The best way to do this is to remove the thermostat from the refrigerator so you can control the temperature of the sensor. You can let the sensor warm up to room temperature. With the sensor warmed up to room temperature the sensor should read approximately 6.2K Ohms at 68°F. With the thermistor submerged is a glass full of ice water, the sensor should be very close to 32°F which should read approximately 16.3K Ohms. If the values that you are getting are far off from these readings, then the sensor is bad and should be replaced. If that thermostat is the one you replaced, you may have an issue with the control board, PartSelect Number PS897365. I looked up the part and it is listed as No Longer Available/Discontinued. There are no part substitutions listed. My suggestion here would be to call the manufacturer and see if they can provide you with a substitution for these part numbers. Hope this helps!

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Yvonne
March 11, 2018
The refrigerator and freezer are running too cold. What part do I need?
For model number MSD2559XEW03
Hello Yvonne, Thanks for your question. The bi-metal defrost thermostat is the most likely solution to your issue. Consider testing it with a multimeter for electrical continuity and replacing it if it shows no continuity. I hope this helps.

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