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Heater

Part Number: AP3861946
MFG Part Number: 2315530
Made by: Whirlpool
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Genuine Whirlpool part. Whirlpool brands include Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Magic Chef, Admiral, Norge, Roper, and others. See all items in Freezer Defrost Heater, Icing Kit, Fountain Heater and Refrigerator Defrost Heater, Icing Kit, Fountain Heater.
Whirlpool also makes various appliance models for Sears / Kenmore.

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Part Number 2315530 (AP3861946) replaces 2166124, 1175560, AH988292, EA988292, PS988292.

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Refrigerator not cooling but freezer working Patricia M. • Apache Junction, AZ • July 18, 2014
Appliance: Whirlpool Top-Mount Refrigerator ET21CKXHW01

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How to Replace Heater #2315530

Step by step instructions on how to replace a Heater #2315530 for Freezer, Refrigerator made by Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper, Kenmore, Estate. 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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My freezer drain keeps freezing up but for many years there were no such issues. If I unplug it and let it fully defrost the water seems to run freely through the tube. The last time I pulled the back panel off right away. The drain tray was frozen over again but the evaporator for the most part had very little ice and or frost on it. I took a photo of it if that would help. What is going on here. Is the heater element bad or would the evaporator be totally frozen over? I see reference to a drain hole heater which I'm guessing is a part that was not originally installed on this unit.

Glenn for Model Number ET1MHKXMB01

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For several months now, my refrigerator occasionally leaks water from the bottom. I discovered that water is freezing under the bottom panel of the freezer and blocking the drain hole and the holes that vent down into the fridge, so I defrosted those and it started working fine. The issue seems to happen right after I get groceries, so I think it's related to suddenly having more food to cool. This last time it happened, the refrigerator got warm (58F). The freezer stayed cold, though. I defrosted everything as usual, but this time, it didn't fix the problem. I tore everything apart (bottom and back panels of the freezer) and let it defrost until there was no ice left anywhere. I tested the heater and the defrost bimetal with a multimeter, and both are working properly. Any other ideas?

Amanda

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Hi JC. My freezer drain continues to freeze over with ice, flooding the refrigerator. The defrost heater is working, at least some because the drain is freezing over with melt water. I have tried a home made heating strap (#12 ga copper wire) hanging onto the heater and extending down to the drain tube. It works partially, but eventually vibrations move the strap to the side and away from the tube opening. I have tried wrapping small florist wire around the heating element to keep it in place but so far this hasn't worked. I just ordered defrost drain kit (strap kind) and hoping that will correct my problem. My question are: Why has my defrost drain just started freezing over after all these years? Is the defrost heater just not hot enough any more and needs replacing? I know if the heater reads open with a meter, then it is bad. Is there a reading that will tell me if it is half bad and just not heating hot enough? Also, if I have the back panel off so I can watch the heating/defrost cycle, Is there a way to make it go into the defrost cycle so I can cut down on my wait time? Thanks for all your help and info!

Steve R for Model Number 106.71184100

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We have a drain tube in freezer that constantly freezes over. We've cleared it before, but it keeps happening. Is it partially blocked? I know some fridges have a heater that goes down this tube. Is there one for ours?

Sobrien for Model Number Kenmore 10667297790 (Whirlpool made)

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When my freezer start to have a lot of icing on the freezer wall thing don't get cold in the Refrigerator and freezer what could cause this problem and if it is a part that I need.

Jr for Model Number Kenmore 10674232401

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