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Defrost Heater with Thermostat – Part Number: WR51X10031
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Defrost Heater with Thermostat

Product Description

Defrost Heater with Thermostat Specifications

This part assembly has 2 functions: The defrost heater keeps the cooling coils from frosting over and the thermostat senses that the heat near the cooling coils has reached the desired temperature.

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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 brands:

General Electric, Kenmore, Hotpoint.

Part # WR51X10031 replaces these:

773802, AP2071523, WR51X10031.
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Customer Repair Stories
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Keith from Osceola, IN
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WR51X10031
Heater coil in frost-free freeze side fail (second time)
Remove freezer contents, shelves, and interior back-panel. Melt all ice on freezer coolang coil with hair dryer. Be careful not to touch to coling fins on the coils with the hair dryeer since they damage easily. Unplug the old heater coil wire harness at the top of the coils. Gently remove the thermocouple clipped to the top coil. Gently remove the wires leading down to the heater coil at the bottom-back of the freezer. Remove the old heater by removing the two mounting screws. Install new heater by reversing the steps above.
Good luck.
Ps. When the heater coil fails the result is, both the freezer and refridgerator sides get warm and food spoils. A good indicator to watch for is frost building up in the freezer on the interior back-panel. I taped cheap thermometers in both side to help mointor the temperature in case it happens again.
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Daniel from CRIDERSVILLE, OH
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WR51X10031
Automatic Defroster was not working and it caused the unit to not stay cool.
After removing the 4 screws from the inside back panel of the freezer and setting a small heater with fan, on a small metal step ladder for about twenty minutes to defrost the freezer coils, it was a snap to remove the two small screws holding the burned out heater harness defrost assembly, and unplugging the wire harnesses to replace the burnt unit with a new one. Actual hands on time was about 5 minutes. Difficulty level, well... my wife did it and she is not mechanically inclined.
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DARWIN from HECTOR, AR
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WR51X10031
the defrost heater went out cause my freezer to freeze up I changed out the heater and it was simple and repaired
I had to defrost the freezer again before I could even start the replacement We unplub the old wiring harness took out two screws removed the old heater put in the new one replaced the srews and reconnected the harness we were done.
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William from Raytown, MO
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WR51X10031
Would not defrost
Removed the internal cover and used a hair drier to defrost the evaporator. Unpluged the conectorto the harnes. Placed new part in and pluged it in, replaced cover and tested.
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John from north Bellmore, NY
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WR51X10031
The Fridge Was Not Defrosting
The repair stories for this part are helpfull. The only problem I came accross was figuring out which part I needed to order. The parts diagram only showed one part labled 230, but when I used the drop down box to order the part there were 2 parts labled 230 for 2 diffrent prices. I called ge customer care and found out the less expencive part listed as 230 does not come with the wires etc. . The more expensive piece has the wire harness and every thing needed. I went with the more expensive part and it was a snap to install. . . .
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Richard from Shannon, IL
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WR51X10031
Old wires wouldn't come out.
First of all I'm 76 years old. The same thing happened 5 years before and I had a service man out to fix it. I did what he did. Unplug the heater from the harness and plug in the new heated.
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Defrost Thermostat
$35.17
PartSelect #: PS303471
This clip on refrigerator defrost thermostat clips on to your refrigerator's evaporator. It will cut out at 60 degrees Fahrenheit and kick back in when the temperature drops to 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS303762
Manufacturer Part Number: WR51X10031
Brand
Model Number
Description
Kenmore
36348042894
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348042896
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348042897
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348047894
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348047896
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348047897
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348252894
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348252896
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348252897
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348257894
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348257896
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348257897
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36350221000
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36350222000
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36350227000
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36350232000
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36350237000
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36350242000
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36350247000
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358042894
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358042896
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358042897
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358047894
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358047896
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358047897
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358062894
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358062896
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358062897
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358067894
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358067897
Refrigerator