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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
These look like schematics that might help you.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
SOURCE: Defrost Heater on Refrigerator
It's located on the freezer side.Take off all the shelves and the drawer and you see a panel with lots of screws atached to the back wall , take it out and you'll see the coil and the heaters atached to it ,one in the bottom of the coil and the other in the middle.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
Its Located in the top right inside corner of the refrigerator section near the back wall & to the right of the water filter.Its tough to get out but only takes about 10 minutes to replace the part
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
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If it is the actual component which control's the defrost cycle ( what was once referred to as a "defrost timer" ) it is located in the fridge section up under the plastic light and control covers.
For many modern fridges including yours, It is known as an "adaptive defrost control" and looks like this...
If you are referring to the actual defrost heater and bi-metal/DTS, they are located in the freezer section behind the evaporator cover.
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Posted on Jun 14, 2010
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!
Posted on Jun 18, 2010
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