Unit was freezing up and wouldn't defrost

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Jim From Blanket, TX

Apr 02, 2009

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Removed two small phillips head screws at lower back of unit then unplugged old element and plugged in the new one. The thermostat defroster had two wires and clipped on to the coils so I simply cut the two wires and removed the old thermostat and wired in the new one. A local appliance repairman wanted 50 dollars just to look at the unit plust 60 dollars and hour plus parts. I fixed this myself with no experience in about 15 minutes for less than 70 dollars!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Thermostat

Part Number: PS1017716

In Stock

Defrost Heater Harness Kit

Part Number: PS1993872

In Stock