Refrigerator side of refrigerator/freezer wouldn't stay cool. Ice jam in cooling cools (due to burned out defrost heater) prevented proper air flow.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Melvin From Linesville, PA

Feb 02, 2009

1 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Removed shelves and light bulb cover. Then removed the two screws that hold the back wall of freezer compartment in place and removed cover. Thawed ice jam with hair dryer. Removed the two screws holding heating element in place and pulled element out far enough to disconnect the two wires. Reconnected wires to new element and put everything back together.
Installation instructions which came with new part were accurate and very easy to understand.
It took about 30 minutes total.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Heater Harness Kit

Part Number: PS1993872

In Stock