Ice in freezer running down sides

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

P. Michael From Tustin, CA

Jun 17, 2009

6 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

This is a built-in unit. Remove the external bezel at the top of the unit. Reach through the unit and unplug the frig. On the compressor unit, you'll see a vertical metal panel. Remove the metal panel and the timer is right behind it. Remove one wire at a time and switch it to the new timer. Remove timer and replace with new one.

Just an added comment, GE Service wanted to put an "ice kit" into my unit. The full repairs would have cost $1,000. While I described how to replace the defrost timer, the problem was the tray heater. But that's another story.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Timer - 120V 60Hz

Part Number: PS310869

In Stock