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How to replace the defrost heater in a Samsung refrigerator

Samurai Appliance Repair Man


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........


...bend the tabs a bit...


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




..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

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interesting, I do it completely different....

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

the pan stays on the wire modifications at all....

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