Part Location Diagram of WP61006199 Whirlpool Defrost Heater and Thermostat Assembly
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Replacing your Jenn-Air Refrigerator Defrost Heater and Thermostat Assembly
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Defrost Heater and Thermostat Assembly

Works With Model MZD2766GES!

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Fix Number:
FIX11743281
Manufacturer #:
WP61006199
Manufactured by:
Whirlpool
Works With Model MZD2766GES!

Product Description

This part assembly has 2 functions: The defrost heater keeps the cooling coils from frosting over and the thermostat senses that the heat near the cooling coils has reached the desired temperature.

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Replacing your Defrost Heater and Thermostat Assembly

Replacing your Defrost Heater and Thermostat Assembly

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Philip
September 21, 2021
My ref. will not defrost. After removing all the ice from the? (tubes) a few months later same thing. Is there a way to test my heater? Maybe with an ohm meter? My fridge/freezer is making loud knocking noises periodically. Please help. Philip
For model number JCD2389GES
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Hello Philip, Thank you for the question. We suggest testing the Defrost Heater and Thermostat Assembly. Before you test the part for continuity, please unplug the appliance from the electrical outlet or turn the circuit breaker off and then remove the heater from the refrigerator. A continuity test will not work on some defrost heaters, because the ohms reading may be too high to register on a continuity test. If you have an auto ranging multimeter, set it to the ohms setting. If you have a manual ranging multimeter, set it to the lowest ohms setting. Place one of each of the probes on each of the heater's wires or terminals. You should get an approximate reading of 10 to 150 ohms. If the display on the meter does not change or if your ohms reading is far off from that then you have a bad heating element. Where there is a thermostat attached to the heater you will need to make sure that it has cooled down below its closing temperature before doing the ohms test. You can let the sensor warm up to room temperature. With the sensor warmed up to room temperature the sensor should read approximately 6.2K Ohms at 68°F. With the thermistor submerged is a glass full of ice water, the sensor should be very close to 32°F which should read approximately 16.3K Ohms. We hope this helps!

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Customer:
matt from marlton, NJ
Parts Used:
WP61006199
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver
water leaking from bottom of freezer door seal
ice build up on drain in freezer. unpluged fridge, used hair dryer to defrost ice around drain. disconnested drain in back of fridge, blew through, to make sure it was clear to the drain pan at compressor , made sure drain clear in freezer with thin wire, followed video installation instructions. piece of cake, took longer to defrost and clean fridge and freezer. thanks ur loyal cuctomer, matt (ps saved me a ton of money)
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Customer:
William from Litchfield Park, AZ
Parts Used:
WP61006199
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers
Refrigerator side not as cold as it should be
Replaced refrigerator side upper gadget? upper right hand corner. Still not as cold as it should be. Then replaced Defrost heater and thermostat assembly. Edges are very sharp, then carefully removed old assembly and carefully replaced with new assembly. Seems to be working fine, will re inspect for frost/ice built up in a few days. So fa r all is well, I hope to obtain further use out of this used refrigerator. Thanks for the videos, they really help!
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Model Compatibility

This part works with the following models:
Fix Number: FIX11743281
Manufacturer Part Number: WP61006199
Brand
Model Number
Description
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JCD2289AEG
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JCD2289AEK
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JCD2289AEQ
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