Discuss

molten defrost heater coil

 in

Refrigerator & Freezer Repair

. "

The defrost heater coil was burned in half at the bottom of the coil. The coating looked as if it

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Refrigerator & Freezer Repair » molten defrost heater coil

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-07-2009, 01:13 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7
fmac is on a distinguished road
Default molten defrost heater coil
Model Number: frs26zrgw6   Brand: Frigidaire   Age: 5 - 10 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


The defrost heater coil was burned in half at the bottom of the coil. The coating looked as if it had been molten. I replaced both coil and temperature control. Timer checked ok. At present fridg. is working ok. Anyone had this coil burn-up problem? Could be very dangerous if something combustible was in that location.

fmac


Related Models
Frigidaire FRS26ZRGW6 Frg(v6) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZRGW7 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS26ZRGW8 Frg(v3) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZRGW9 Frg(v3) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZRGWA Frg(v3) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZRGWB Frg(v3) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZRGWC Frigidaire/refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSEB0 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSEB1 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSEB3 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSEB4 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSEW0 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSEW1 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSEW3 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSEW4 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSGB0 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSGB2 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSGB3 Frg(v1) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSGB4 Frg(v2) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSGW0 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSGW2 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSGW3 Frg(v3) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSGW4 Frg(v4) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSHB0 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSHB1 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSHB2 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSHB3 Frg(v1) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSHB4 Frg(v1) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSHB5 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS26ZSHW0 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSHW1 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSHW2 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSHW3 Frg(v2) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSHW4 Frg(v2) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZSHW5 SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHB0 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHB1 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHB2 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHB3 Frg(v1) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHB4 Frg(v1) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHB5 Frigidaire/refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHD0 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHD1 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHD2 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHD3 Frg(v2) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHD4 Frg(v2) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHD5 Frigidaire/refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHQ3 Frg(v0) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHQ4 Frg(v3) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHQ5 Frigidaire/refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHW0 Frg(v3) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHW1 Frg(v3) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHW2 Frg(v3) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHW3 Frg(v3) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHW4 Frg(v4) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZTHW5 Frigidaire/refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZXHD0 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZXHD1 Frg(v1) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZXHD2 Frg(v1) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZXHW0 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZXHW1 Frg(v2) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS26ZXHW2 Frg(v2) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XGCB0 Frg(v4) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XGCB1 Frg(v4) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XGCD0 Frg(v5) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XGCD1 Frg(v5) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XGCW0 Frg(v6) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XGCW1 Frg(v6) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XHAB0 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XHAB1 Frg(v1) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XHAB2 Frg(v2) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XHAB3 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XHAD0 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XHAD1 Frg(v3) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XHAD2 Frg(v4) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XHAD3 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XHAW0 Frg(v3) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XHAW1 Frg(v5) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XHAW2 Frg(v6) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28XHAW3 Frg(v3) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28ZGEB0 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28ZGEB1 Frg(v4) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28ZGEB3 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28ZGED0 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28ZGED1 Frg(v5) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28ZGED3 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28ZGEW0 Frg(v3) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28ZGEW1 Frg(v6) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28ZGEW3 Frg(v3) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28ZRFD0 Frg(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28ZRFW0 Frg(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28ZRGD0 Frg(v1)
Frigidaire FRS28ZRGD1 Frg(v2)
Frigidaire FRS28ZRGD2 Frg(v1) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28ZRGD3 Frg(v2) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28ZRGW0 Frg(v3)
Frigidaire FRS28ZRGW1 Frg(v4)
Frigidaire FRS28ZRGW2 Frg(v3) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS28ZRGW3 Frg(v4) / Refrigerator
Frigidaire FRS3HF55KB0 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF55KB1 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF55KB2 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF55KM0 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF55KM1 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF55KM2 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF55KQ0 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF55KQ1 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF55KQ2 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF55KS0 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF55KS1 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF55KS2 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF55KW0 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF55KW1 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF55KW2 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF6JB0 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF6JB1 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF6JQ0 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF6JQ1 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF6JSB0 REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire FRS3HF6JSB1 REFRIGERATOR
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2009, 12:31 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
kneelb4me is on a distinguished road
Default molten defrost heater coil

Mine just toasted itself too! How do you get the old one out and put the new one in? Did you find step-by-step instructions online? Where did you buy yours? My Frigidaire is model #FRS26ZRGWA.

Last edited by kneelb4me : 11-17-2010 at 08:45 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-25-2009, 05:48 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7
fmac is on a distinguished road
Default molten heater

Quote:
Originally Posted by kneelb4me View Post
Mine just toasted itself too! How do you get the old one out and put the new one in? Did you find set-by-step instructions online? Where did you buy yours? My Frigidaire is model #FRS26ZRGWA.

Is not a real hard job,but is in such a place to get to makes it difficult. Turn off power, remove the shelving,take off the panel covering the coils.Heater is a u shape around the coil outside. two aluminium ties,one on each side, hold the top of heater to coil, one sheet metal screw at bottom of coil holds the coil in. Should have four styrofoam pads at the sides,two on each. Remove these pads to let coil and heater free up .now remove ties and bottom sheet metal screw. Unplug the leads from coil ends. Now have to be careful, slowly manuaver the coil out far enough to remove the old heater, be careful not to put too much strain on coil connections, is like a ring puzzle. Just do in reverse to put the new one in.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-25-2009, 05:51 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7
fmac is on a distinguished road
Default parts source

Quote:
Originally Posted by fmac View Post
Is not a real hard job,but is in such a place to get to makes it difficult. Turn off power, remove the shelving,take off the panel covering the coils.Heater is a u shape around the coil outside. two aluminium ties,one on each side, hold the top of heater to coil, one sheet metal screw at bottom of coil holds the coil in. Should have four styrofoam pads at the sides,two on each. Remove these pads to let coil and heater free up .now remove ties and bottom sheet metal screw. Unplug the leads from coil ends. Now have to be careful, slowly manuaver the coil out far enough to remove the old heater, be careful not to put too much strain on coil connections, is like a ring puzzle. Just do in reverse to put the new one in.
Got my parts at appliance parts pros.com
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-25-2009, 05:54 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7
fmac is on a distinguished road
Default defrost heater help

Quote:
Originally Posted by fmac View Post
Got my parts at appliance parts pros.com
I got the instructions to remove and replace mine on this forum.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-26-2009, 10:37 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
kneelb4me is on a distinguished road
Default molten heater

Thanks for the awesome detail! All of that sounds like my fridge components. I have attached a pic of the coil, etc. I will try it as soon as I get the part. I have to defrost every 2 days until I get it.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg FRS26ZRGWA Coils1.jpg (42.6 KB, 18 views)
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-26-2009, 11:13 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7
fmac is on a distinguished road
Default looks like mine

Quote:
Originally Posted by kneelb4me View Post
Thanks for the awesome detail! All of that sounds like my fridge components. I have attached a pic of the coil, etc. I will try it as soon as I get the part. I have to defrost every 2 days until I get it.

Yours only has one styrofoam block per side, should be a little easier. I was sore for a week after using one hand and arm to get it in.I am a big fellow so was a little rough on me.

good luck, fmac
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heater Coil replacement alvarezphotography Dryer Repair 0 02-16-2010 02:57 PM
heater coil stays on all the time danhayden Dryer Repair 1 12-07-2009 08:13 PM
How do i install a dryer heater coil rogknight Dryer Repair 1 08-19-2009 11:00 AM
heater coil llyod Dryer Repair 1 02-09-2009 10:17 PM
GE Defrost problem (Defrost heater fuses ?) rkpatt Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 0 08-03-2008 06:24 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:52 PM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17