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I have a maytag side by side refridgerator. The defrost heater

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I have a maytag side by side refridgerator.
The defrost heater is causing the electrics to trip (I presume when a defrost cycle is trigered).
I diagnosed this problem by disconnecting the defrost heater. The fridge works fine without this connected up but ices up over time, with the cooling power of the unit reducing over time.
Do I need to replace the defrost heater or is there something else I can do to get it working again?

Sorry I don't have the model number for the unit.


If you did not include a model # XXXXX your question please do on you second reply if possible,this helps us serve you faster.look in these places for a model # XXXXX you do need to replace the heater its shorted , if you can find the number I can look it up, thanks Bryan

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