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    • Part Number: AP3041946
    • MFG Part Number: 2006751
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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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?

Johnm for Model Number KSSO48FMX00

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

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