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Thermostat, Defrost

Part Number: AP4070255
MFG Part Number: 61005254
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 Refrigerator Defrost Thermostat, Sensor.
Whirlpool also makes various appliance models for Sears / Kenmore.

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Part Number 61005254 (AP4070255) replaces 61001932, 61004833, 791286, AH2060618, EA2060618, PS2060618.

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How to Replace Thermostat, Defrost #61005254

Step by step instructions on how to replace a Thermostat, Defrost #61005254 for Refrigerator made by Maytag, Magic Chef, Norge, Admiral, Jenn-Air, Crosley, Hoover, Amana. 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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Amana model# abb2224deb shows defrost thermostat short in diagnostic test. Does this point directly to a bad defrost thermostat or could it be the defrost heater or timer also?

Mtbob

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Hi. Its me again. I posted about the Maytag refrigerator back on 6/3/14 and 6/4/14. Well the condenser motor fan was fine so I tried to find someone to give me a quote on a new compressor -- long story why I am trying to keep this fridge going. Any way no luck so I was about to pay $800 for a new fridge and decided instead to give a try to taking the freezer back apart myself and see what I see with the idea of replacing just the defrost thermostat. I took all the food out and unplugged. When I pulled away the back panel, there was solid ice built up all around the defrost thermostat in the upper right hand side - it was covered solid with ice ball that was about the size of 1/2 a large grapefruit. There wasn't any ice built up on the evaporator itself. It was high up so I am not sure how water would have collected and froze up high in the corner like that. I am letting the fridge sit over night and when the ice is all melted, I was thinking I will replace the defrost thermostat. Does it sound like it might be something else based on this new info?

Liz Again for Model Number MTB1956BEW

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Hi I am the one with Maytag issue posted on 6/3/14. I will check as you suggested, but want to offer some add'l info. So last night before bedtime I checked the Freezer and the fan in the back has stopped and the back wall of the freezer was warm - almost giving off heat. I am thinking the evaporator coil heater maybe was on too long??..Could that be the problem? It is heating up the freezer which is why it isn't staying cold enought to freeze the stuff in it? This morning the fan in the freezer was working again and blowing cold air. The fridge was still cold last night during all of that and is cold this morning. Would this additional info change your diagnosis?

Liz Again for Model Number MTB1956BEW

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My Maytag started acting up last Fall. I had a technician come. He spent all of 10 mins and told me the compressor was going bad. I was skeptical and as the weather outside got colder the freezer seemed to work better. Ice cream with still soft, but ice and other stuff was firm. The fridge continues to keep stuff cold and in a few times we have had stuff freeze on the back top shelf of fridge. Now that that weather has warmed up, the Freezer is doing the same thing again. Now the ice maker makes the ice, but it all freezes together in the bin. And other food is not staying frozen. The fan in the freezer is blowing cold air and the compressor is humming along (no change in noise, etc). I have an odd space for replacing the existing fridge and would rather try to change out a few parts before I throw in the towel! If I replaced this fridge, I would have to get a smaller one due to the opening measurements. I have a second fridge in the basement so I have a little flexibility on time to experiment.

Liz for Model Number MTB1956BEW

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Fridge is warm, freezer not defrosting and I can see ice in the vents. I replaced the defrost timer but that didnt do the job. Two questions... 1. Should I replace both the defrost thermostat and the defrost heater? 2. Which defrost thermostat is the right one? I see 2 on your site and another compeditor is also offering 2 - one at 54 deg & one at 38 deg.. Thanks Bryan

Bryan for Model Number mtb 1954 drw

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My refrigerator freezer has stop working,The repairman told me that the thermostat has to be replaced because he could see the ice buildup and that's what's causing the fan not to work,my frig. Is self defrosting. So far I have spend over $150 and now he says it would be $95 to fix it. I think I could do it myself a lot cheaper!! What do you think??

Charlene for Model Number MTB1956GEB

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