The model number you sent comes up as an invalid number . Kenmore models start with 3 numbers , then a period , then 6 or 7 more numbers.
There is an aftermarket heater - it's round with 3 small probes that fit into the drain hole in the drain trough and wire into the defrost heater - a 3 watt 120 volt heater , made by SUPCO and part number SH250 . You can get from most any appliance parts store.
Thanks. I called a local appliance repair shop, and they haven't heard of Supco. I went on line and found the product - just as you described.The confusion regarding the Kenmore # XXXXX be because we live in Canada - bought the fridge from Sears Canada. Would that make any diffrence?
The local repair shop has not heard of Supco. However, I did find the product on line, just as you described. Do you know of any other manafacures that sell this type of product? The confusion regarding the Model number may be due to the fact that we live in Canada, and the fridge was bought from Sears Canada.
OK that's why it did not come up - Canadian but you can certainly use the Supco part . I've used it many times with good results
The website says to wire it in "series". I understand the difference between series and paralleI. But to be clear, I would understand that to be to disconnect the wire at one end of the defrost heater and connect it to one wire from the Supco heater and the other Supco wire back to the power source......... Hopefully the product would come with a wiring diagram.
No it wires paralell to the heater it comes with instructions