The first self-contained home refrigerator, with a compressor located at the bottom of appliance, was invented in 1916. Within two years, this product was being mass produced by the Frigidaire company and has remained an indispensable part of our kitchens ever since. Being able to preserve our food and keep our beverages cold with such ease now seems like a constitutional right, but regular maintenance and the occasional repair will always be necessary to keep a refrigerator cooling as expected. To properly troubleshoot the causes for why a refrigerator would stop cooling, it’s a good idea to understand how a refrigerator works.
Once you’ve determined that it’s a defective heater, thermostat, timer, or control board that has caused your refrigerator’s defrost system to fail, you’ll need to find the specific part that matches your model. That’s where Repair Clinic can help. Enter the full model number of the refrigerator in the Repair Clinic website search bar for a complete list of compatible parts. Use the “Part Category” filter (“Heating Element”) and “Part Title” filter (“Defrost Heater Assembly”) to narrow the list down to ID the exact part that fits your fridge. While Repair Clinic stocks parts for all the top brands in refrigeration, including Whirlpool, GE, Kenmore, LG, Samsung, Frigidaire, and Amana, entering the full model number of your refrigerator will ensure you find the right matching part.
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