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Defrost Heater Harness Kit

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PartSelect Number PS1993872
Manufacturer Part Number WR51X10101
Manufactured by GE

This dual heater kit replaces the single heater. It's redesigned to use two heating elements for a better defrost cycle.

This part works with the following brands: General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore.

This part works with the following products: Refrigerator.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Fridge too warm.
  • Freezer section too warm.
  • Freezer not defrosting.
  • Freezer too cold.
  • Frost buildup.
  • Fridge runs too long.
  • Fridge too cold.
  • Too warm.
  • Ice maker not making ice.
  • Fridge and Freezer are too warm.
  • Noisy.

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I was able to find a video on your site (the site is terrific by the way!) to replace my heater in my fridge, but this video shows a dual element heater being replaced with a dual element heater. My current freezer has a single element heater and the replacement part i was sent is a dual element heater. The wiring is slightly different and the kit came with an extension wire to make it work. I was just looking for a video that shows me the safest way to do that. The model number for my refrigerator/freezer is tfx20jabgww and i was sent replacement heater part #wr51x10101.Please let me know if there is a video showing that.

Michael for model number TFX20JABGWW
Answer:

Hi Michael, Thank you for the question. I just checked our video again and others on YouTube and they all say refer to the instructions. Here is some info I located. What you will need to do is remove the wire that used to go to the left side of the old heater (usually the blue wire) and run it over to the right side of the refrigerator. Both the blue and pink wire will be hooked up on the right side of the new heater. In some cases, if the blue wire is not long enough to reach to the other side, it will need to be extended. Included with the new heater is an extension wire and crimp connector to extend the wire.The new heater should fit in the same place that the old heater went, it can be a tight fit but it will work. Hope this helps!

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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Heater Harness Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: DALE from SUNSET, SC

Refrigerator wouldn't cool properly, and freezer coils were freezing up with ice

First I turned off power to unit. I then empty all items from the freezer along with the ice tray, to keep melting ice from dripping. I removed the cover panel which required removing four screws. I then defrosted the coils with a hair dryer. I then disconnected the old defrost heat unit and extended the blue wire per replacement product instructions and installed the new replacement. I then put everything back together and restored the power to the refrigerator. Everything is working great. The most time consuming part of the whole process was defrosting the frosen coils, but once that was completed the remaining repalcement was a snap.

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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Heater Harness Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Narla from Haymarket, VA

Fridge & freezer stopped keeping things cold

I turned off and emptied my fridge/freezer, unpluggedit, and removed the two tiny bolts holding the back plate on the inside of the freezer. The coils were thick with ice, so I put a small heater on a shelf in the freezer for 10 minutes. This helped all the ice to melt and drain onto towels I had put on the bottom of the freezer.
I then unscrewed the two screws holding the part in place, disconnected the wires, installed the new part, and put all the screws back in. Presto it was done. This was easy even for a "girl" like me.
Note: the repair itself took only 5 minutes, but I took my time thawing the coils to avoid any mess.

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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Heater Harness Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: David from The Villages, FL

Freezer coils iced up and refigerator defrosted melting frozen food and was at 50*

take all the internal parts and back wall in back of freezer compartment out. carefully remove the wires connecting the element. replace all the parts taken out

Thanks to Parts Select personnel who looked up the part and got it on its way. Ordered before 11 am and was here before 11 am the next day!!!

Fantastic!!!!!!!

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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Heater Harness Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Kristine from Grafton, IL

Refrigerator would not get cold

First I removed the 2 screws from the panel at the back of the freezer, slid it up the defrost element was at the bottom of the freezer I simply unplugged the old element and plugged in the new one and put everything back together in reverse order and it works fine now!

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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Heater Harness Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Thomas from Bradenton, FL

Refrig would not defrost

removed back panel in freezer section.thawed frost with hair dryer and installed new defrost heater

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Rick from Gresham, OR

Cronic icing in freezer compartment

First I removed the screws to all the interiors panels Then I replaced the fan and defrost heater braket assembly.

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