Bought the Whirlpool probe kit 819043
for ET1MTKXKT02 refrigerator. But I'm not so sure about it. Here are some questions:
1. Is this correct to use with my model?
2. The kit now includes some insulation to put on the sides of the evaporator cover, but my cover looks very different, and already has some narrower insulation strips. Should I use them?
3. The instructions say under "Remove the Drain Pan: NOTE: on plastic liner design, remove nylon drain insert and discard." My pan is all metal, and also is pretty much impossible to completely remove, as it is attached up behind the evaporator - very little wiggle room, even with mounting screws removed, due to evaporator being attached to copper at top corner. So:
a. the pan is metal, and has only a cut out hole in it, no insert attached.
b. under the cut out hole is a black part that feels like hard plastic. Should this be removed? Any tips if so, as there is very little wiggle room here. I also doubt that the aluminum tube as it is can be worked into the hole due to space constraints.
I did see on another forum that if the heater wire is low and close to the drain hole (like on mine), one should cut off some of the probe until it just sits flush with the drain hole and does not touch the surrounding material, rather than going down further into the drain and possibly damaging the drain tube with the heat. Is that a good plan? Should I see if I can get that black liner(?) out, and possibly reduce the length of the aluminum tube insert to get it into the drain hole at the top to prevent any possibility of heating vulnerable plastic/rubber? Many thanks for any help you can give!