Model Number: MTB2156AEW
Brand: Maytag
Age: More than 10 years

I've checked it out and thought it was the timer but that was working. Pulled the back of the freezer and found the defrost heater had a corroded wire that wasn't making contact.

Need to find a new heater WP61002046. Have been searching around and the lest expensive I've found is $52 shipped. That was on Ebay. Any other suggestions ??

I did cut the silicone rubber boot at the end of the heater and I can reconnect the wire but I can't figure out what I could use to seal that connection against moisture since it's under the coil and will have water dripping down. If I could find a high temp sealant that would bond to the silicone boot I could just put the old one back in.