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Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement

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  1. Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Safety precautions: paso 1, imagen 1 de 1
    • Before you begin your repair, perform the following:

    • Turn off your main water supply

    • Unplug your device

  2. Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Open the doors: paso 2, imagen 1 de 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Open the doors: paso 2, imagen 2 de 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Open the doors: paso 2, imagen 3 de 3
    • Depending on your repair, open one or both doors.

  3. Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Remove the drawers: paso 3, imagen 1 de 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Remove the drawers: paso 3, imagen 2 de 2
    • Remove the drawers and shelves from the freezer section.

  4. Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement: paso 4, imagen 1 de 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement: paso 4, imagen 2 de 2
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the evaporator cover.

  5. Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Unclip the evaporator cover: paso 5, imagen 1 de 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Unclip the evaporator cover: paso 5, imagen 2 de 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Unclip the evaporator cover: paso 5, imagen 3 de 3
    • Lift the bottom of the evaporator cover up and over its lip in the chassis.

    • Pull the cover toward yourself to release its top clips.

  6. Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Remove the evaporator cover: paso 6, imagen 1 de 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Remove the evaporator cover: paso 6, imagen 2 de 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Remove the evaporator cover: paso 6, imagen 3 de 3
    • Continue pulling the evaporator cover towards yourself to unclip its metal prongs from the chassis.

    • Remove the evaporator cover.

  7. Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Disconnect the defrost heater: paso 7, imagen 1 de 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Disconnect the defrost heater: paso 7, imagen 2 de 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Disconnect the defrost heater: paso 7, imagen 3 de 3
    • Disconnect the connector(s) attached to the defrost heater.

  8. Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Reposition the cable: paso 8, imagen 1 de 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Reposition the cable: paso 8, imagen 2 de 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Reposition the cable: paso 8, imagen 3 de 3
    • Pull the defrost heater cable out from behind the evaporator.

  9. Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Unfasten the defrost heater bracket: paso 9, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the defrost heater bracket.

  10. Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Release the defrost heater bracket: paso 10, imagen 1 de 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Release the defrost heater bracket: paso 10, imagen 2 de 2
    • Pull the defrost heater bracket up to release it from its slot in the chassis.

  11. Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Remove the defrost heater: paso 11, imagen 1 de 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Remove the defrost heater: paso 11, imagen 2 de 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Remove the defrost heater: paso 11, imagen 3 de 3
    • Slide the defrost heater from under the evaporator.

    • You may need to pull one end at a time until it's completely removed.

  12. Whirlpool Refrigerator Defrost Heater Replacement, Only the defrost heater remains: paso 12, imagen 1 de 1
    • You're now left with the defrost heater.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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