I noticed that beverages on the upper shelves were not being cooled. Items on the upper freezer shelves were beginning to thaw.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Calvin From Glen Allen, VA

Mar 11, 2010

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I called the company with which I had a service contract. When the repair guy arrived he told me it would be 4 days before he could get the part and install it. It actually took 8 days from the day I made the service call. Needless to say I was torqued!

Found the part online in about 10 minutes. Had it overnighted.

1. Unplugged the refridgerator. The evaporator panel was covered with frost.
2. Removed the panel covering the evaporator coils with a nut driver located in the freezer compartment of a "side by side."
3. Unplugged the two leads to the harness and removed the ground clip.
4. Unscrewed the two mounting screws.
5. Rerouted the leads and plugged them into the new harness. The connectors are located on the same end on the new harness. It now has two elements. Replaced the ground clip.
6. Re-mounted the harness with the two screws that I removed from the old harness.
7. Replaced the panel.
8. Plugged the refridgerator in.

Service, price and delivery time was great.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Heater Harness Kit

Part Number: PS1993872

In Stock