Thanks for the prompt and professional response.
Indeed the extra connector has a brown and pink wire attached.
My fridge works fine but does in my opinion excessive defrosting so that I find pretty much everyday water in the pan beneath and I am afraid of flooding the floor (it could be a faulty or misprogrammed control board, but I don’t feel like replacing it). When I disable auto-defrost (by unplugging the connector of the defrost heater), ice will built up and force me to frequently do a manual defrost. I thought therefore to install a switch that allows me to turn on/off from time to time the auto-defrost heater, to lower the fill rate of the water pan while avoiding a frequent, time consuming manual defrost. What do you guys think about this idea?
ANSWER Hello Johnm. It shouldn't run the pan over in a normal defrost cycle. The water will evaporate fast enough to allow the new water room in the pan. I would leave it as is unless the water does overflow onto the floor. Just keep an eye on it for a few days and see how it does. You do not need to install an on and off switch on the heater 2006751. Hope this helps.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, August 25, 2011