Part Location Diagram of WP61001946 Whirlpool Defrost Heater
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( Grid squares measure 1x1 inch )
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Defrost Heater

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PartSelect Number PS11743118
Manufacturer Part Number WP61001946
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Defrost Heater Specifications

The defrost heater keeps the cooling coils from frosting over.
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Troubleshooting
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Magic Chef, Maytag, Crosley, Admiral.
Part# WP61001946 replaces these:
61001946
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defrost t-stat failed, defrost heater stayed energized and freezer could not pull down to temp
Unplugged refrigerator, removevd 4 hex head screws in rear panel of freezer. Gently pull panel forward and rotate panel to left side of freezer to expose coil. (If you have an ice maker you will have to remove this unit first) If no ice maker plastic plug will fall out of panel when you pull it forward. Set aside it aside.
Disconnect heater connections. (1) wire on each end of heater. Disconnected (2) wires that connect defrost t-stat. Removed (2) metal clips that hold defrost heater shield and defrost heater to coil..
pulled t-stat off of refrigerant line on right end and replaced with new. (It is only a little spring clip that is part of the t-stat) Replaced defrost heater. Reversed un-install procedure for metal clips and wiring. Gently plug wires in (do not pull on wires) Put rear panel back in place, put in the 4 screws , hand tighten only (just to snug) gently push on panel to make sure it is back as far as it will go..check screw tension again. Put plastic plug back in drain hole or re-install ice maker. Plug the refrigerator back in. This should not take you more than 30 min. max. I do not have an ice maker so it only took me 15 min.
Other Parts Used:
Clip-On Defrost Thermostat - 38 degrees
  • Kirk from Peralta, NM
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Alexis
January 17, 2023
Hi. How Wide is the defrost element?
For model number Ctb1521ar
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Hello Alexis, thank you for your question. It is 18" long and approximately 1/4" wide. On our site, there is a grid behind the part that is mapped out in 1" squares for approximation of measurement. We hope this helps.

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