|View single post by nickfixit|
|Posted: Sat May 7th, 2005 03:00 am||
|Whirlpool makes an aluminum heat probe that can be installed easily. It costs about 10 dollars. It clamps on with a screw so it stays tight to the heat element and conducts heat real good. It works much better than a wire.
The part Whirlpool Number is 819043 (Sears part div 46, source 106)
If you use this part, do not use the little piece of tubing. It's not worth the effort. Just mount the probe to the heat element with it down the drain hole. Make shure it's tight.
This is a common problem and an easy fix. I think the defrost elements are too far from the drain hole. Plus, they seam to warp and move higher away from the drain hole.
This will end your drain freeze problem.
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