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Defrost Heater Harness Kit

$ 46.04   In Stock
Fix Number: FIX1993872
Manufacturer #: WR51X10101
Manufactured by: GE

Product Description

This dual heater kit replaces the single heater. It's redesigned to use two heating elements for a better defrost cycle.

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Average Repair Rating: 3.1 / 5.0, 16 reviews.
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  • Customer:
    Carl from Amity, PA
  • Parts Used:
    WR51X10101
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Freezer was frosting up, Refrigerator wasn't cooling at all
I unplugged it first. Then i lifted out the shelf's. I used a 1/4 in hut driver and took out the two screws that holds the back panel on. Had to jiggle the back panel over the shelf brackets. I located the heater element at the very bottom of the unit. My element was the old style with a blue wire on the left and a pink wire on the right. It was a single element type. I unplugged the wires from each side and used a Philips head screwdriver to take out the two screws that held the element in place then removed the element. The new kit was a double element type. It had everything you needed in it to convert to the new type. My wires now would plug into the right side of the element but the blue wire wasn't long enough. The kit had additional piece of wire to splice on the blue wire to make it long enough to plug in . To reinstall just reverse order the way things were taken out, last to first. Very simple.
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  • Customer:
    Christopher from Landrum, SC
  • Parts Used:
    WR51X10101, WR55X10025
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
freezer not defrosting...complete frost build-up within a week of manual drfrost.
watched informative youtube instructions. basically very easy and simple task.
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  • Customer:
    Robert from Islamorada, FL
  • Parts Used:
    WR51X10101, WR50X10068
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Warm refrigerator and upper freezer, frost on back freezer cover
Several other instructions for changing the thermostat are fine, BUT.....BE CAREFULL WHEN INSERTING EXCESS WIRE UP INTO PLASTIC MOLDING! Why? The fan is also in there, and as I dicovered, with the extra wire tucked underneath, the excess wires went into the fan blade and stopped it from spinning. I watched and listen for a whole day wondering..."Now why I don't hear the fan spinning?" (despite the back of the freezer being cold). My thoughts, and later confirmation were that the wires had fowled the blades. It was easy to resolve. But is better to tuck them underneath towards the left or right side of the moulding than directly center where the fan is....
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  • Customer:
    Calvin from Homestead, FL
  • Parts Used:
    WR51X10101, WR50X10068
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
Freezer coils frosting up, freezer and refrigerator sections not cold enough.
Reviewed the video. It is very good. Removed power. Used hair dryer to reduce frost enough to remove shelves from the freezer. Using nut driver, removed the two screws holding the back panel. Removed the back panel. Placed it outside in the sun to defrost and dry out. Using fan and hair dryer spent about an hour defrosting the coils. Using nut driver, removed the heater. The heater did not test open. Appeared to still be good. Removed the thermostat by cutting wires and snapping it off of the top coil line. The thermostat had the same resistance as the new thermostat. Installed the new thermostat using butt crimps. Taped the ends as in the video. Had trouble mounting the heater. Re-reviewed the video. The video agreed with the part, in that the wires to the heater pass down the right side. On this refrigerator, the wires pass down the left side. The heater was then mounted with the wires relocated to the right side. One wire was long enough to be relocated. The other was short. Had I known about this in advance I would have spliced in more wire. Re-installed back panel and shelves. Reconnected power. The refrigerator has been working frost free for a few days. Perhaps the thermostat was not switching on the heater and the new thermostat fixed the problem.
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  • Customer:
    NORMAND from NORWICH, CT
  • Parts Used:
    WR51X10101
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Refrigerator side too warm, freezer side frosted up
After watching an excellent YouTube video on this website on how to replace the defrost heater, this replacement was quite easy to accomplish. The freezer coil behind the interior panel had to be defrosted which can take some time with a hair dryer. A towel placed at the bottom of the freezer compartment is required to soak up the melting ice water. Excluding the time to thaw the freezer coil, this replacement took less than 1/2 hour.
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  • Customer:
    Anthony from Bremerton, WA
  • Parts Used:
    WR51X10101
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Ice built up on evaporator coils.
I used the instructive video you supplied. I would encourage anyone considering this repair view the video. It provides valuable precautions. I also read the instructions provided with the kit. Once again, I would encourage anyone considering this repair to read the instructions. I would consider using your company in the future. I satisfied with the replacement part, the speed of delivery and once again, the amount of instruction provided. Thank you.
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  • Customer:
    Mark from Gas City, IN
  • Parts Used:
    WR51X10101
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Massive frosting inside freezer prevents fridge side from staying cool.
Use hair dryer to melt frost on back wall. Remove back wall screws (4). Set heater in front of freezer and melt all ice on coils. Do not dig ice out. You will damage components they are fragile. Remove two screws from defrost tube. Unplug the blue and pink wires. Take new unit and bend bracket away from heating tube. Straighten retaining tabs. Remove glass tubes from bracket flip over and reinsert in bracket. Bend tabs down. Put guard back in original configuration. Reroute blue wire to the other side. Plug in blue and pink wire onto either tab. put screws in bracket to reattach. reinstall back wall panel. plug refrigerator in and allow 24 hours to come back up to temperature.
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  • Customer:
    Ken from Elma, WA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Ice build up in the back of the freezer.
The instructions on the web site at parts select was very informative and helpful. The job of replacing the items was just as described.
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  • Customer:
    Brian from Austin, TX
  • Parts Used:
    WR51X10101
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Replace defroster in freezer
The freezer had a habit of being very noisy during the defrost cycle, due to ice build-up, and sometimes freezing the water line to the water dispenser. Replacement was very easy: I removed the light cover, then unscrewed the screws holding in the liner at the back of the freezer. Removing the old defroster meant removing two screws. I had to re-route one wire, as this new unit has wires on one side only, but I did not have to cut and extend the wire. This unit was, however, more narrow than the old one, so it's currently only attached by one screw, with the other side resting on the drip-tray via the jumper loop on its left side. After a week of use, the problem seems to have been fixed.
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the coil would freeze up and not cool
myself had no problem
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Model Compatibility
This part works with the following models:
Fix Number: FIX1993872
Manufacturer Part Number: WR51X10101
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