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TFX20JRBKWW how to install heater harness defroster assembly

I just bought a replacement "heater Harness Defrost Assembly" ( WR51X10031 ) some of the wires need to be connected behind the ice maker. How should should the ice maker be removed so I can get at the connection. Or is there another way to get at the connection that appears to be located behind the ice maker.

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Defrost heater and thermostat is located behind inside back freezer panel. That panel has to be removed.

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SOURCE: Freezer defrosts too long.

Outside of HVACRH20 excellent advice, here a few stats about this model. The main control board will monitor the resistance of the evaporator thermistor. This is located near the top of the evaporator. This thermistor determines when the unit goes into and out of defrost. The bi-metal is redundant to the operation. It will terminate the defrost only if the thermistor fails. Check the values of the thermistor with the attached chart. Catriver..post back

Posted on Jan 28, 2007

catriver
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SOURCE: GE GSS22SGMC BS s x s freezer frost build up

Jake, the green wire is the ground, just attach it to one of the screws the secure the cover plate. As far as you ordering both the heater and the board, you have it covered. Catriver.

Posted on May 30, 2008

Healeyman
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SOURCE: ice forming on inside of freezer.

Check to see if the defrost timer is working. It's the size of a cell phone, usually in the compressor area. It has about five wires going to it in a plug. It has a small dial on it that only goes one way. Mark the dial and wait a half hour to see if it moves.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: icey coils,replaced bunrt defrost heater coils still ice up

Replace defrost timer and defrost thermostat.

Posted on May 13, 2009

jumptrout51
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SOURCE: wiring new defrost heater for GE TFX22Z

Yes you can cut and splice.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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I have a Kenmore model#363.50242000.Its a side by side, every couple of weeks, the back wall on the freezer side gets a coat of ice and the temp start to increase. I have to manually defrost it overnite to...


Hang in there I just may have the solution. There are 3 major components of your defrost system. Behind that rear wall is your defrost heater and defrost heater part=> WR51X10031
Te most likely problem is the defrost timer=> WR9X489_defrost_control and here is where heater and defrost thermostat are located=> 363.50242000 Freezer Section First you need to look inside your fresh food compartment and Click Here=> Control Panel just behind that panel is a defrost timer see if we can force defrost by using a flathead screwdriver slowly clockwise until the compressor and fans stops then after about a minute defrost will begin and after 25 minutes the timer should turn the refrigerator and fans back on. If not replace timer if yes the come on and still no defrost the we need to go into the freezer and replace the defrost heater and defrost thermostat, please rate this solution, Thanks, Sea Breeze


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Mar 12, 2011 | Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side...

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Ice maker not making ice. do have water coming out of water dispenser in door. does not appear to be filling the ice maker


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Take off the back panel in the freezer. 1/4" screws. Use a nut driver or ratchet and socket with an extension.
2. Behind the frost is the evaporator and the defrost heaters. One heater in the middle and one at the bottom. They are glass tubes. If you can see the bottom heater that is great. If not use a hair dryer and defrost only the very bottom to expose the lower heater only.
3. Now in the refrigerator section at the top where the controls are, take off the long plastic piece to expose the timer. The timer should be on the right hand side and have a little circle that is slotted. Get a flat screwdriver and turn that timer slowly clockwise just until it clicks and the refrigerator turns off. This will put it into defrost.
4. Now look at that heater that you exposed and see if it glows and gets hot. If it does, then the timer is bad.
5. If the heater doesn't come on then go ahead and defrost the rest of the evaporator with the hair dryer. This will take a little while. Don't poke at the evaporator!!!
6. Once totally defrosted look at both heaters. They should look like clear glass and see a silver coil running thru them. If they look discolored at all then the heaters are bad. The heaters come as a complete assembly with the defrost thermostat which clips onto the evaporator.
7. If the heaters look ok the only way to know for sure if they are bad is to check continuity with a meter on the plug at the end of their wiring harness. If you can check that then you can splice in a new defrost thermostat to solve the problem. However the best thing to do is replace the heaters and defrost thermostat . It is easy to install.
Follow these steps and this will solve your problem.

Take care.....

Oct 04, 2010 | Refrigerators

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The ice maker in my refrigerator makes ice but it never stops making ice when the ice bucket is full. The ice overflows the bucket


Hello,

Take off the back panel in the freezer. 1/4" screws. Use a nut driver or ratchet and socket with an extension.
2. Behind the frost is the evaporator and the defrost heaters. One heater in the middle and one at the bottom. They are glass tubes. If you can see the bottom heater that is great. If not use a hair dryer and defrost only the very bottom to expose the lower heater only.
3. Now in the refrigerator section at the top where the controls are, take off the long plastic piece to expose the timer. The timer should be on the right hand side and have a little circle that is slotted. Get a flat screwdriver and turn that timer slowly clockwise just until it clicks and the refrigerator turns off. This will put it into defrost.
4. Now look at that heater that you exposed and see if it glows and gets hot. If it does, then the timer is bad.
5. If the heater doesn't come on then go ahead and defrost the rest of the evaporator with the hair dryer. This will take a little while. Don't poke at the evaporator!!!
6. Once totally defrosted look at both heaters. They should look like clear glass and see a silver coil running thru them. If they look discolored at all then the heaters are bad. The heaters come as a complete assembly with the defrost thermostat which clips onto the evaporator.
7. If the heaters look ok the only way to know for sure if they are bad is to check continuity with a meter on the plug at the end of their wiring harness. If you can check that then you can splice in a new defrost thermostat to solve the problem. However the best thing to do is replace the heaters and defrost thermostat . It is easy to install.
Follow these steps and this will solve your problem.


Aug 12, 2010 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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My ice maker has stopped making ice Any


Hello,

Take off the back panel in the freezer. 1/4" screws. Use a nut driver or ratchet and socket with an extension.
2. Behind the frost is the evaporator and the defrost heaters. One heater in the middle and one at the bottom. They are glass tubes. If you can see the bottom heater that is great. If not use a hair dryer and defrost only the very bottom to expose the lower heater only.
3. Now in the refrigerator section at the top where the controls are, take off the long plastic piece to expose the timer. The timer should be on the right hand side and have a little circle that is slotted. Get a flat screwdriver and turn that timer slowly clockwise just until it clicks and the refrigerator turns off. This will put it into defrost.
4. Now look at that heater that you exposed and see if it glows and gets hot. If it does, then the timer is bad.
5. If the heater doesn't come on then go ahead and defrost the rest of the evaporator with the hair dryer. This will take a little while. Don't poke at the evaporator!!!
6. Once totally defrosted look at both heaters. They should look like clear glass and see a silver coil running thru them. If they look discolored at all then the heaters are bad. The heaters come as a complete assembly with the defrost thermostat which clips onto the evaporator.
7. If the heaters look ok the only way to know for sure if they are bad is to check continuity with a meter on the plug at the end of their wiring harness. If you can check that then you can splice in a new defrost thermostat to solve the problem. However the best thing to do is replace the heaters and defrost thermostat . It is easy to install.
Follow these steps and this will solve your problem.


Aug 08, 2010 | KitchenAid (KSRD22FKST) Side by Side...

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How do I replace the defrost heater on a Maytag MBB2256GES refrigerator? The part is 67001794. I'd appreciate step-by-step instructions and tools needed. thanks!


1) Unplug the refrigerator. 2) Empty the contents of the freezer. 3) Loosen / remove as required mounting screws securing the ice maker. 4) Unplug the ice maker's wiring harness from the back of the freezer. 5) Remove the screws along the edge of the freezer compartment back plate. 6) Remove the back plate.

You should now see an ice or frost clogged coil and fin assembly, a heater clipped to the fins and a sensor attached to a portion of the aluminum cooling tube (these last two items will be visible only after defrosting). The last item - the "sensor" is really called a "defrost terminator". It is a thermally operated device - much like a thermostat. It is open or off at around 50 degrees and higher and closed or on below about 50 degrees. Defrost as needed, but do not do it by chipping away at the ice! Damage to the coil will be very costly to repair - better to use a blow dryer to quicken the process rather than tools and sharp objects for chipping.

Disconnect and remove the heater. Check the heater with an ohm meter to be sure it is faulty. Expect about 25 ohms resistance. If it is much more above this value it is suspect and should be replaced. The heater typically is not a high failure item, but they do fail. The defrost terminator or defrost timer assembly is more likely to the culprit.

Tools needed: small sockets or nut drivers, common straight & phillips screw drivers, maybe wire cutter / crimper, maybe an insulated **** splice for the size wire to be cut or other suitable wire connector.

I hope this helps & good luck!

Jun 17, 2010 | Maytag MBB1956GES Bottom Freezer...

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Freezer side builds up with ice.


Yes , defrost problem . Remove the inside rear freezer panel and part number WR51X10031 is for the defrost heaters and defrost bimetal . Only 1 plug-in connects all 3 parts . Easily replaceable .

May 23, 2010 | Refrigerators

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GE Frig model TFX20JRBK ww with icing on freezer


I would suggest fixing it . You only have 2 parts in the defrost system . A timer , and the defrost heater which comes with the bimetal , pt . # WR51X10031 .Most probable , is the defrost heater . You will need to remove the rear inside freezer panel , and defrost the coils with a hair dryer . After defrosting , 2 screws hold each ( 2 ) heater on , ant the defrost thermostat , just clips onto the top of the coils .

Nov 18, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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Kenwood Refrigerator


THE ICE MAKER WILL STOP CYCLING WHEN THE TEMP IN THE FREEZER GETS ABOVE 10 DEGREES. IT HAS A BUILT IN THERMOSTAT THAT TRIPS AT 10 DEGREES.

CHECK THE BACK WALL OF THE FREEZER FOR FROST. IS THERE A FROST BUILDUP ON THE BACK WALL? IF YES,
THERE IS A FAILURE OF THE DEFROST CYCLE.
THREE ITEMS ARE INVOLVED IN THE DEFROST CIRCUIT.
THE CONTROL(TIMER), BI-METAL, AND HEATER. FIND THE CONTROL BEHIND THE TOE PLATE NEAR THE CENTER. THERE IS A KNOB THAT CAN BE TURNED TO ADVANCE THE
TIMER. WHEN IT CLICKS AND SHUTS OFF THE COMPRESSOR AND FAN, IT IS IN DEFROST CYCLE. WAIT FIVE MINUTES AND SEE IF THERE IS ANY SIZZLING OR A RED GLOWING IN THE FREEZER. IF THERE IS, THE TIMER IS BAD. REPLACE IT. IF THERE ISN'T, THE HEATER ASSEMBLY WITH BI-METAL WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED.

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