Defrost Heater 242044020

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Defrost Heater 242044020 / AP4567873.

This defrost heater is a genuine OEM replacement part sourced directly from the manufacturer for use in refrigerators’ freezer sections. As frost accumulates on the coils, the temperature inside the freezer rises. This change in temperature signals the defrost heater to start and melt the ice off the coils. The heater also warms the drain line so that the melted condensation can flow out down and into the drain pan. If the defrost heater stops working, frost buildup on the condenser can cause the freezer to become too warm. Fren foods might thaw and spoil before they can be used. If the defrost heater stops functioning, it should be removed and replaced immediately.Unplug the freezer and remove the contents while the defrost heater is being replaced. Remove the freezer shelves and set them aside. Take the back cover off the freezer wall to access the defrost heater. Allow the freezer to defrost or use a hairdryer to melt the ice on the condenser. Disconnect the defrost heater and remove it. Install the new heater and connect the wires. Replace the back panel and shelves. Plug the freezer in and make sure it is working before putting the food back inside.The defrost heater is made of black metal and is sold as a single unit This heater is designed for refrigerators manufactured by Frigidaire, Kenmore, Electrolux, and Crosley.

Genuine Frigidaire part. Frigidaire brands include Electrolux, Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Westinghouse, and others. See all items in Refrigerator Defrost Heater, Icing Kit, Fountain Heater.
Electrolux also makes various appliance models for Sears / Kenmore

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Part Number 242044020 (AP4567873) replaces 1792999, 242044008, AH3408665, EA3408665, PS3408665.

How to Replace Defrost Heater 242044020 / AP4567873 #242044020

Step by step instructions on how to replace a Defrost Heater 242044020 / AP4567873 #242044020 for Refrigerator made by Frigidaire, Kelvinator, White Westinghouse, 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.