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How to replace the defrost heater in a Samsung refrigerator

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man , in Refrigerator Repair 23 June 2011 · 8,771 views

This is the kind where the engineers were smokin' some goot sheet and decided to make the defrost heater and integral part of the evaporator coil, I guess under the delusion that the heater would never burn out. I gotta git me some o' dat! Anyway, the replacement procedure is a bit more involved that in most other refrigerators. Now, for the first time ever in the Universe, Sublime Master of Appliantology Certified Tech Group 51 reveals his patented technique.

A few extra tips........
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...bend the tabs a bit...

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....grind the offending rivets off from both the old and new heaters...

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..the wire will need to be rerouted, I just removed the pin from the connector,
did not want to cut and reconnect the wire..
I got more pics. if'n you gets stuck :wacko: .....keep us posted...

Source: Samsung Ref Model #RS265LABP

Jun 24 2011 08:52 PM
interesting, I do it completely different....

I leave the pan attached just removing the 1 rivet on the side.

the pan stays on the heater....no wire modifications at all....

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