Refrigerator had a blown Overload PTC

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years


Paul From Stillwater, MN

Sep 18, 2009

41 out of 54 people found this instruction helpful

I indered the right part. The hardest aspect of the repair was finding any information about what wire to attach where. There is one orange and one black wire that goes into the PTC from the fridge.
After speaking with an appliance expert at a local appliance store (not where I bought the part) they helped me out.
Next time, I would just pay the extra money to buy the part from a local store because Parts Select had absolutely zero information about which wire went where.
So, all things ended well. FYI Overload PTC units have two wires that come from the refrigerator, but it does not matter which wire connects with either of the two connection points on the PTC. It took me hours of research to find that out. The Overload PTC connects to the frig with a 3 prong connection. That part is very simple.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Overload/Start Relay Combination

Part Number: PS1020294

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