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Whirlpool Refrigerator Not Defrosting

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The 5 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Refrigerator not defrosting are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.

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Defrost Heater Assembly - Part # 1408375 Mfg Part # 2323198

Defrost Heater Assembly

RepairClinic Item # 1408375

If the refrigerator is not defrosting the defrost heater assembly might be burned out. Several times a day the defrost heater assembly turns on for a few minutes to melt away any frost that may have accumulated on the freezer or refrigerator evaporator coils. If the defrost heater assembly has burned out, the frost will build up on the coils and eventually no air will be able to travel through the coils to provide cooling. The defrost heater can be checked for continuity. If it doesn't have continuity it should be replaced.

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Defrost Thermostat - Part # 1872722 Mfg Part # W10225581

Defrost Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 1872722

If the refrigerator is not defrosting, the defrost thermostat might be defective. Several times a day the defrost heater turns on for a few minutes to melt away any frost that may have accumulated on the freezer or refrigerator evaporator coils. In order for this to work, the defrost thermostat has to sense that the coils are cold enough. If the coils are cold enough the defrost heater will turn on. If the thermostat is defective it may not be able to sense the temperature of the coils and then won't turn on the defrost heater. If the defrost heater doesn't turn on, the frost will build up on the coils and eventually no air will be able to travel through the coils to provide cooling . The defrost thermostat can be checked for continuity. It should have continuity when it reaches the low temperature of its operating range.

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Main Control Board - Part # 1174820 Mfg Part # 2304103

Main Control Board

RepairClinic Item # 1174820

If the refrigerator is not defrosting, the main control board might be defective. A few times a day the control board is supposed to turn off the cooling system and turn on the defrost heater to melt away any frost that may have accumulated on the freezer evaporator coils. If the control board is defective it could cause the system to never cycle into defrost.

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Main Control Board - Part # 1174832 Mfg Part # 2304163

Main Control Board

RepairClinic Item # 1174832

If the refrigerator is not defrosting, the main control board might be defective. A few times a day the control board is supposed to turn off the cooling system and turn on the defrost heater to melt away any frost that may have accumulated on the freezer evaporator coils. If the control board is defective it could cause the system to never cycle into defrost.

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Main Control Board - Part # 1450280 Mfg Part # W10135091

Main Control Board

RepairClinic Item # 1450280

If the refrigerator is not defrosting, the main control board might be defective. A few times a day the control board is supposed to turn off the cooling system and turn on the defrost heater to melt away any frost that may have accumulated on the freezer evaporator coils. If the control board is defective it could cause the system to never cycle into defrost.

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