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Will not Defrost, the Defrost heater is deffective. can the heater be replaced without replacing evaporator ? Model # RS2577SW/xaa

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  • cyrus_ellen May 29, 2011

    I I came to the same conclusion myself by looking at the diagram.. Is there and Alternate, like adding a foil heater in place of it?? Your answer was vauge.. I wanted expert advise which I PAID for. Please advised.

  • cyrus_ellen May 30, 2011

    Thanks!!!

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It's hard to tell from the diagrams I could find but if the heater is intertwined in the evaporator you do have to replace the evaporator.

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    Charles T Nevin May 30, 2011

    If It were mine I would get a replacement heater of the type that fits along the bottom and part way up the side. It's a flexible type heater. The wiring would have to be adapted but it will work. There is no set procedure for this. It is 100% Do It Yourself.

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The Er DH error code indicates the temperature sensor on the evaporator coil did not reach 50 degrees within one hour.
This would indicate the control board did put the refrigerator through a defrost cycle.

This problem could be caused by a defective relay on the control board, a defective defrost heater, a broken wire to the heater, or a stopped up drain on the defrost pan causing ice to form on the evaporator coil.

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http://knol.google.com/k/fixing-the-er-dh-code-on-kenmore-elite-trio#

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