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WR51X10055 WR50X10068 WR55X10025 Refrigerator Def. Heater Kit For GE / Hotpoint

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SKU: APNWR51X10055-0068-0025_KIT    
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Replacement defrost heater, thermistor, and thermostat used for some Americana, GE, and Hotpoint refrigerator models.

Directly Replaces: WR51X10055, WR51X10030, SH323, 914088, AH303781, AP3183311, EA303781, EAP303781, PD00001004, PS303781, WR50X10068, WR50X10068B, WR50X10015, WR50X10017, WR50X10018, WR50X10028, WR50X10051, WR50X10052, WR50X10053, WR50X10054, WR50X10074, WR50X10075, WR50X10079, WR50X10068-100PK, 197D5744P002, SL10068, 1170024, AH1017716, AP3884317, EA1017716, EAP1017716, PD00001040, PS1017716, WR55X10025, WR50X10027, WR50X10034, WR50X10055, WR50X10067, WR55X10025B, WR55X10026, WR55X10027, WR55X10028, WR55X10030, WR55X10087, WR55X10088, WR55X10089, WR55X10367, WR55X10380, WR55X10661, WR55X10711, WR55X10735, WR55X10736, WR55X10737, WR55X10937, WR55X10938, WR55X10939, WR55X11152, WR55X11121, WR55X11140, WR55X11141, WR55X11142, WR55X11150, WR55X11151, WR55X11152, WR55X11153, TH10025, 914093, AH304103, AP3185407, EA304103, EAP304103, PD00000992, PS304103.


  • Monitors and melts any frost off the evaporator coil.
  • Typically used on side by side units.
  • Single quartz tub heater.
  • L140-30F thermostat with clip-on tube style mounting clip.
  • Includes (1) Defrost Heater and Bracket Assembly, (1) L140-30F Defrost Thermostat with Tube Mount Clip and Wire Leads, (1) Temperature Sensor with Wire Lead.

APNWR51X10055 Heater Specifications:

  • Material: Quartz Glass / Metal
  • Electrical Specs: 120V, 725W.
  • Dimensions: 12-1/8"L x 3-3/8"W x 2-1/8"H.

APNWR50X10068 Thermostat Specifications:

  • Color: Orange / Pink / Gray.
  • Material: Metal / Plastic.
  • Electrical Specs: 120/250V, 5/10A.
  • Thermostat Dimensions: 1-1/16" Diameter x 1-1/8"H.
  • Additional Dimensions: Wire leads extend approx. 10-1/2"L from thermostat.

APNWR55X10025 Thermistor Specifications:

  • Color: White.
  • Material: Plastic / Metal.
  • Finish: Semi-Gloss.
  • Overall Dimensions: 22-1/2"L x 5/16" Diameter.
  • Additional Dimensions: Probe measures 1-1/4"L x 5/16" Diameter. Lead extends approx. 21-1/4"L from probe.

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WR51X10055 WR50X10068 WR55X10025 Refrigerator Def. Heater Kit For GE / Hotpoint
Repair Skill Level:

2 Screwdrivers

Failure Symptoms: Ice and/or frost buildup is on the rear panel or floor inside the freezer (depending on the style and placement of the evaporator coil).

How to test: Measure continuity through the heater using a multimeter. No continuity will show the heater is faulty.

Repair Tip: Use only a hair dryer and hot water to thaw the evaporator coil. Never use anything sharp to chip or pry at the ice or frost.

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