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  1. #1
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    Door Frame heater

    hello i got a question im working on a victory reach in refrigerator Model-Raa-2d-s7 and apparently. the door frame heater wire on one of the corners some how got damaged by the door opening and closing all the years.Was wondering if its possible to just solder in a small extension piece of wire or would that be to dangerous or should i just buy one of the universal heater wiring kits the refrigerator is of my personal use . thank you

  2. #2
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    Replace it. Do it right.

  3. #3
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    Never tried to repair one myself so don't know if is worth the effort. They are inexpensive so just replace.

  4. #4
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    Is it sweating? If not, just disconnect the heater and let it go.

  5. #5
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    If you're repair breaks someone could get zapped. Just replace it. If it's on a cooler, like MicahWes said, you may not even need it.
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

    I know enough to know, I don't know enough
    Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them

  6. #6
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    replacing would be the safer repair and also posssible ly prevent a call back

  7. #7
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    I've repaired them in the past.

    Faster than replacing them when you're running 100 miles an hour in the summertime.

    Typically not necessary to solder an extension on, just start ripping into the wire and you'll see why.

  8. #8
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    I have replaced a few on freezer walk in doors no problem repair order the new part install

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by keekee View Post
    I have replaced a few on freezer walk in doors no problem repair order the new part install
    I've always replaced the trim when doing WIF heaters. Once removed they never seem to go back in easily. If they go in they never look the same

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  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac wiz 79 View Post
    I've always replaced the trim when doing WIF heaters. Once removed they never seem to go back in easily. If they go in they never look the same

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
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  11. #11
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    T Y Good tip last one came off and went back on easy. will order trim next time so I won't have to make two trips.

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