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Defrost Heater and Thermostat Assembly – Part Number: WP61006198
Defrost Heater and Thermostat Assembly – Part Number: WP61006198 Defrost Heater and Thermostat Assembly – Part Number: WP61006198 Defrost Heater and Thermostat Assembly – Part Number: WP61006198 Defrost Heater and Thermostat Assembly – Part Number: WP61006198 https://partselectcom.azureedge.net/Schematics/Maytag/52999.gif

Defrost Heater and Thermostat Assembly

Product Description

Defrost Heater and Thermostat Assembly Specifications

The heater is located beneath the coils that are located behind the panel in the freezer section. The heater will get hot and melt any ice or frost build up around the coils. The thermostat will sense the temperature increase in the evaporator during the defrost cycle and will cycle the defrost heater off after the ice or frost is melted.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Fridge too warm | Freezer not defrosting | Freezer section too warm

This part works with the following products:

Refrigerator.

This part works with the following brands:

Maytag, Jenn-Air, Hoover.

Part # WP61006198 replaces these:

61003864, 61004309, 61006150, 61006151, 61006198.
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Mark from Manhattan, KS
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP61006198
Freezer/Refrigerator not cooling
Turn off freezer.
Pull the shelves out of freezer.
Remove two screws that hold on back panel.
Melt ice off of cooling fins with hair dryer.
Remove heating element by unplugging heating element on top of fins, pull off wiring with small unit clipped to tubing, slide the wires out from the side of the fins, and pull off clip on the bottom of the cooling fins that holds heating element.
To install new part I just reversed these steps.
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michael from virginia beach, VA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Socket set
Parts Used:
WP61006198
the back wall of the freezer kept icing up, wouldn't defrost
1st, I removed all the shelves and baskets. 2nd, I removed two screws (1/4" nut driver/socket) that attach the two lower panels at the back of the freezer. If there frozen on defrost with a hair dryer, with panels removed finish defrosting the coils and the two vents (top and bottom) on the inner wall. With the coils defrosted unplug the unplug the defrost heating element then remove the two screws securing the coil to the back wall of freezer. Coil movement is limited so be gentle. remove the retaining clip at bottom of coil. remove the element starting from the top, work it around the foam insert (dont remove the foam insert). install in the reverse order and dont forget to clip on the thermostat.
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JOHNNY from BRYANT, AR
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP61006198
kept freezing up after a couple of months
replaced the defrost heater assembly and it solved the rpoblem
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William from Woodbridge, VA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP61006198
refridgerator would not get cold , freezer was icing up
odered part unplugged unit replaced part turned on unit
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David from Effingham, IL
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP61006198
Freezer not cold enought and refrige not cold at all
I just recently replaced my defrost assemby which is very easy to do and the unit defrosted a few times then the condenser froze up again. I replaced the Heater/therm assy and it's been working well and defrosting properly now for a week. Hardest part of install is getting the plastic shroud off, you have to pull our and push down at some time, the back two clips are a bit of a pain but will eventually come down. After that it's a few screws and the unit falls out and is very simple to replace.
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GIAU from HILLSBORO, OR
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WP61006198
ice build up,coverd coil .
Disconnected power,removed 2 screw on penel covered the coil,took off 2 penels that cover the coil.Use heater to melt ice.Removed & replaced new defrost heater & thermostat.So simple.
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nicholas from Centuria, WI
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP61006198, 61005988
Fridge Wouldn't hold Temp and Freezer kept building up Ice
For the timer, I watched the handy instruction video on the website that was provided. Very easy to follow along.

For the assembly, i tried to click on the instructions but nothing popped up, so i went online and searched for a video on youtube.com which helped.

Very easy and convinent.
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Gary from El Cajon, CA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP61006198
Refrigerator section not cooling, but freezer still cool
Checked air flow in refrigerator section and no air. Varified the air flap was open and working. Then recovers in freezer and observed frozen coils. Defrost coils with hair dry and the both units were working. Ordered defrost heater and replaced when received.
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John from Los Gatos, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WP61006198
The Refrigerator motor ran continuously
I measured the temperature inside of the freezer and refrigerator separately so that I knew that the temperatures were close to zero for the freezer and 38 degrees for the refrigerator.

I called Just Answer for technical assistance and after describing what I had measured, was told to buy the Defrost Heater and Thermostat assembly. This was very easy to change.
The recommendation and help in understanding where the part was located was excellent. This solved my problem. I have used this service before this and have always been completely satisfied. GREAT JOB
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Hernan from Seguin, TX
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WP67005457, WP61006198, 61003213
Temperature in refrigerator & freezer above appropiate.
Unplug the refrigerator, open the back of the freezer, there were blocks of ice everywhere. I defrosted the ice using hair drier. Remove the heater and thermostat assembly and replace it with the new one.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS11743280
Manufacturer Part Number: WP61006198
Brand
Model Number
Description
Jenn-Air
JSD2388AEA
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Jenn-Air
JSD2388AEB
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Jenn-Air
JSD2388AEW
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Jenn-Air
JSD2488DEB
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Jenn-Air
JSD2488DEQ
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Jenn-Air
JSD2488DEW
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Jenn-Air
JSD2588AEA
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Jenn-Air
JSD2588AEB
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Jenn-Air
JSD2588AEW
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2356AEA
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2356AEB
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2356AEW
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2433HEW
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2456DEB
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2456DEQ
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2456DEW
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2458GEB
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2458GEQ
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2458GEW
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2556AEA
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2556AEB
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2556AEW
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2656DEB
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2656DEQ
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2656DEW
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2656GEB
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2656GEQ
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Maytag
MSD2656GEW
Refrigerator - Side-by-side
Hoover
RS27D011
Refrigerator - Side-by-side