AP2114071, PS427308 Defrost Heater | 218169802

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Refrigerator Defrost Heater 218169802, AP2114071, PS427308

Defrost heater 218169802, is found on Kenmore, Frigidaire, Tappan, White Westinghouse, Gibson, Kelvinator, some other brand side-by-side refrigerators

Refrigerator defrost heater AP2114071, PS427308, is physically attached to the evaporator in the freezer. It's job this to remove the frost buildup that accumulates during the cooling cycle. It is not unusual for this defrost heater to actually glow red just like the heating element in the bottom of an oven.

When this defrost heater melts the frost from the evaporator it runs into the drain under the evaporator and then goes down a tube to the base of the refrigerator. If your refrigerator is not cooling properly, or if you think you have a defrost issue this refrigerator defrost heater may be the problem. You should always follow proper diagnostic procedures before ordering any part especially a defrost heater like this one that have a very low failure rate. 218657302, 218169802, AP2114071, 449957, PS427308, EA427308