Refrigerator wouldn't cool properly, and freezer coils were freezing up with ice

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers


Jun 24, 2009

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First I turned off power to unit. I then empty all items from the freezer along with the ice tray, to keep melting ice from dripping. I removed the cover panel which required removing four screws. I then defrosted the coils with a hair dryer. I then disconnected the old defrost heat unit and extended the blue wire per replacement product instructions and installed the new replacement. I then put everything back together and restored the power to the refrigerator. Everything is working great. The most time consuming part of the whole process was defrosting the frosen coils, but once that was completed the remaining repalcement was a snap.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Heater Harness Kit

Part Number: PS1993872

In Stock