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Defrost Heater

Part Number: AP2071464
MFG Part Number: WR51X442
Made by: GE
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Includes two heater tubes and defrost thermostat

Genuine GE part. GE brands include General Electric, Hotpoint, RCA, and others. See all items in Refrigerator Defrost Heater, Icing Kit, Fountain Heater.
GE also makes various appliance models for Sears / Kenmore.

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Part Number WR51X442 (AP2071464) replaces 1972, AH303933, EA303933, PS303933, WR51X0342, WR51X0371, WR51X0442, WR51X0463, WR51X342, WR51X371, WR51X463.

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Hotpoint refrigerator/freezer stopped cooling Bill W. • Surprise, AZ • July 26, 2014
Appliance: General Electric Refrigerator CSX22KAXAWH

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Refrigerator section too warm Raymond C. • Middletown, VA • July 04, 2014
Appliance: Model 363.9542613

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How to Replace Defrost Heater #WR51X442

Step by step instructions on how to replace a Defrost Heater #WR51X442 for Refrigerator made by GE, Kenmore. Note: This video is intended to give you the general idea of the part replacement procedure. Your appliance may differ depending on the manufacturer and model.


 

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I have a GE model TFX20JRXD refrigerator. A year or two ago, the defrost heater/thermostat went bad. Replaced it with Part # AP2071464. Worked fine until a week or so after I moved it to a different location. Then it quit cooling on the refrigerator side and frosted up on the back of the freezer. Inspected the unit and found the bottom heater was burnt out. Replaced it again with AP2071464. (Includes both heaters and thermostat) Worked ok for about a week, then the same problem of refrigerator not cold enough and back of freezer frosted over. Upon inspection this time however, neither heater shows signs of being burnt out. I next replaced the defrost timer with part # WR9X489. It went into defrost mode as soon as I restored power from changing the timer and seemed to work great again for about two weeks, then the same problem of refrigerator not cold enough and back of freezer frosted over. Inspected unit again. This time, the upper coils are not very frosted over but the lower ones are a block of ice. I left the panel off, restored power, and manually turned the defrost timer until it kicked into defrost mode. I viewed the heaters when in defrost mode. Both upper and lower heaters seem to come on but the upper one burns very bright and seems to put out a lot of heat while the lower one is much dimmer and doesn't seem to put out much heat. By the time the defrost cycle is over, the upper coils are completely defrosted but the lower ones are still iced over. Any suggestions as to what would cause this?

Freebird for Model Number GE model TFX20JRXD refrigerator

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I have a model TFX20JRXD refrigerator. A year or two ago, the defrost heater/thermostat went bad. Replaced it with Part # AP2071464. Worked fine until a week or so after I moved it to a different location. Then it quit cooling on the refrigerator side and frosted up on the back of the freezer. Inspected the unit and found the bottom heater was burnt out. Replaced it again with AP2071464. Worked ok for about a week, then same problem of refrigerator not cold enough and back of freezer frosted over. Upon inspection this time however, neither heater shows signs of being burnt out. My suspicion is that the defrost heater hasn't kicked on since being replaced and it took it a week to frost back up to the point of not cooling. Since part # AP2071464 included the thermostat, it seems unlikely to be the problem. So this seems to leave the timer as the next likely culprit. Would you agree?

Free Bird for Model Number TFX20JRXDWH

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Hello, I recently purchased a replacement defrost heater, part WR51X442 (also AP2071464), part 230 in the diagram for freezer section 04. The new one was actually 2 bracket heaters. It came with a piece of paper that said "You must install 2 even if only 1 heater is bad, or it will quickly burn out." The problem is, I only have 1 heater! I had a.p.p. chat help verify I got the right part--it does replace an older model--but for the life of me I cannot find the second heater, and if I follow all the wiring it comes up from the 1 heater to the harness that includes the thermostat. Seems like there really is only 1. I could jury rig the heater in there somehow, I suppose; any ideas on what I'm doing wrong or what I could do? Thank you

Doug for Model Number GE TFX20JRBAWW

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I had frost build up in the freezer section on the back wall. Neither side was cooling as it should. I first replaced the defrost timer, that did not work. I replaced the defrost thermostat, that did not work. Do you think I need new heaters?

Annette for Model Number tfx20jrsm

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My GE side by side has a bad defrost heater. It appears to have two of them. I'm guessing I have to buy the set, with two plus the wiring harness. I tried to undo the bad one on the ends, but the connectors appear to be glued.

Scott L. for Model Number tfx20jr , tft20jr

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