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Frosting up My whirlpool side by side is developing frost and frezing up the evaporator, i have cyled the defrost timer and it remained frosted and the compressor came back on after 40 minutes defrosted evaporator with hair dryer, ran well then frosted agian in 3 days ithink the heater is bad i would like to know where the heater is located where is the heater located. Thanks

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It is behind the rear cover in the freezer section, you need to remove the freezer shelfs and bins, you will see the screws on the back panel (remove frost from panel) remove the screws and the heater will be a black element that is mounted on the evaperator it will be shaped like a u each end will have a wire connected to it with no power to the machine dissconnect the wires to the heater and with an ohm meter check for resistance if it has resistance then it is good there is a defrost thermastat mounted on the suction line at the top of the evamerator with it still cold and frozen with the meter check this thermastat it should read resistance

if either of these two parts shoul no resistance the one that does not is bad
if both show resistance then the defrost timer is the problem

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