Samsung Refrigerator Secondary Heater Kit

Moisture Kit: Add Moisture Kit (DA82-01415A)
Splice Type: Posi-Tap
Heater Length: 18" / 120V (US/CA/MX)
Sale price$49.99


A Final Fix for One of Samsung's Biggest Fridge Failures - The Dreaded "Ice Ball" That Causes Leaks, No Cooling, and More!

This kit is designed to potentially fix the following problems on a Samsung French Door Refrigerator (although it could work on other styles as well):

  • Refrigerator Cabinet Not Cooling Properly (due to ice build-up)
  • Refrigerator Cabinet with Water in Drawers
  • Refrigerator Making Noise due to Ice on Evaporator Fan
  • Refrigerator Ice Build-Up inside Refrigerator Cabinet

Please note this does not replace any part in your refrigerator: If you have a broken fan, or bad defrost heater rod, this will not fix those parts, and they will need replaced. If you have tried all the other "Solutions" to resolve any of the 4-mentioned issues and its still persisting, then a secondary heater kit is likely the solution.

Included in the FULL kit:

  1. Silicone Defrost Heater - 18" / 15-watt model and 24" / 20-watt model, 3ft Power Cord Length. Power cord can be cut down to size needed, heat probe is bendable/foldable and is extremely flexible to custom fit to a needed solution, but cannot be cut.
  2. 14-16 AWG Posi-Tap Connectors OR 3m ScotchLok Wire Splicers
  3. 10 High Temperature, 6" Cable Ties
  4. 10mil vial of dielectric grease to waterproof new electrical lines + wooden applicator

    The Moisture Kit Includes:

  5. Samsung Defrost Drain Probe DA61-06796A
  6. 30" x 2" HVAC Tape for Liner & Evaporator Panel Repair
  7. Frost King© Insulated Tape for Drain Pan / Drainage Kit Update (4pcs at 6" with notched ends for water routing under drain pan)
  8. Samsung Drain Tube Kit (DA97-04049E) - To replace the older, cheaper and usually broken Samsung OEM drain tubes with a fresh, revised drain tube set.


Included in the HEATER ONLY kit:

  1. Silicone Defrost Heater - 120V, 20 Watts, 36in Heater Length, 3ft Power Cord Length. Power cord can be cut down to size needed, heat probe is bendable/foldable and is extremely flexible to custom fit to a needed solution.
  2. 14-16 AWG Posi-Tap Connectors OR 3m ScotchLok Wire Splicers
  3. 10 High Temperature, 6" Cable Ties
  4. 15mil vial of Dielectric grease  to waterproof new electrical lines + wooden applicator

Compatability: This kit will work with all "French Door" Samsung refrigerators EXCEPT certain Flex Door models. The only known model that is incompatible is the RF23J9011 unit. If you are unsure if this kit will work with your flex-door Samsung, please contact us with your model# to confirm. 

Now with a 240v choice for our overseas shoppers.

Overseas orders will have the 120v heater swapped for the 240v. 

 Note: For International orders in countries using 240v electricity, we will ship the 18" heater probe only, as it is the only style we have in that voltage. US/CA customers can choose either 18" or 24"

Installation Guide to Kit:


Customer Reviews

Based on 459 reviews
Joseph Tinsley
Old Samsung may never die now!

As we know, the older units were built to last. Unfortunately, the defrost units were not so good.

I would not suggest others to do what I have but, I was able to update, thereby upgrade the defrost elements in the cooler as well as the freezer. So far it's performing excellent! 40° in the cooler and -2° in the freezer. It is comforting to be able to rely on this appliance again thanks to new updated parts and wonderfully detailed video instructions to help us along.

Cost all in was around $120.00. So much better than a new unit that's guaranteed to die in 4 years!

Thanks guys!

Frank Friedmann
It Worked!

Took longer to deice the coil than to retrofit the unit.
Everything worked out just like the video.
Cold milk once again! No ice over, no fan noise.

Craig SanJose
Thanks Ben your instructional video is easy to follow and the repair kit worked great

Your video was instrumental in how to make this repair and your repair kit worked as advertised and the Refrigerator is no longer icing up and making loud fan noises, etc. If anyone out there is reading this and you need an appliance repair Ben's Appliance and Junk would be the first place to start in understanding what the issue is and most importantly how to make the repair.

Thanks Ben

Mark B.
Samsung French Door Refrigerator fan noise repair

This defroster kit is used inside the refrigerator box to defrost the evaporator coil and prevent frost from building up next to the internal fan, making fan noise and eventually stopping the fan from spinning.
There are a few versions of this kit (I ordered the defroster with the drain tubes) and all the components are included for a successful retrofit of a defrost circuit inside the refrigerator box. Everything is included in the kit including a generous supply of dielectric grease to seal and insulate the electrical spices from moisture inside the refrigerator box. Ben's Appliance and Junk has also taken the time to produce a video of the installation of the defroster kit which is always a great help for DIYer's like myself. This kit takes about one and a half hours to install (includes defrosting the refrigerator box evaporator coils and after installation cleanup) although I did not install the drain tubes at the bottom of the unit that feed into the drip pan.
Kudos to Ben's Appliance and Junk for a great product!

Chase Valentine

Samsung Refrigerator Secondary Heater Kit

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