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Defrost Thermostat WP52085-29

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PartSelect Number PS11742795
Manufacturer Part Number WP52085-29
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Defrost Thermostat Specifications

This refrigerator defrost thermostat will cut out at 40 degrees Fahrenheit and kick back when the temperature drops to 25 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Fridge too warm | Freezer section too warm | Freezer not defrosting
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Admiral, Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air.
Part# WP52085-29 replaces these:
31-001, 52085-1, 52085-13, 52085-2, 52085-29, B10-017, B11-862
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Refridgerator constandly running
Turned out the defrost heater has burnt out in the freezer compartment on both heater tubes. To get to it. 1) take out all the shelves 2)remove the light bulb 3)unscrew 6 screws for back panel 4)Mine had a lot frost build up on the evaporator coils which I used a portable heater to defrost. which it took about 2 hrs to get all the frost thawed out. 5) Defrost heaters are located below each of the coils remove 2 screws on each plate there are 2 plates holding the heaters in place. 5) You may have to bend the sheet metal in order to get the heaters out and trace the wires to where it connects to towards the top or the freezer. 6) Put in the new heaters and plug in then put back together. 7) I also replaced the Defrost thermometer which it is easy to replaced while I had it apart. Now the fridge works perfect just like new.
Other Parts Used:
Defrost Heater - 500W 115V Defrost Thermostat
  • David from Clintonville, WI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Evaporator coils would freeze up solid
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.
  • Walt from Sutter, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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the coils was all frosted the frid di.nt get cool
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
Other Parts Used:
Defrost Timer Defrost Thermostat
  • pierre from SEPT-ILES, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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The freezer was cold but refrigerator was warm
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
Other Parts Used:
Defrost Heater - 500W 115V Defrost Thermostat
  • John from Matthews, NC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
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defrost heaters burned-out
Defrosted, removed old heaters and thermostat and installed new heaters and thermostat. Not a hard job at all.
Other Parts Used:
Defrost Heater - 500W 115V Defrost Thermostat CLIP- DEFR
  • Thomas from Cornelius, NC
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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