Freezer coils would frost over and not cool the frezzer or 'frige.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Freezer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Jim From Batavia, OH

Apr 23, 2010

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I removed the shelves and food from the freezer compartment. Then I took out the four screws holding the back panel in place. I scrapped down what ice I could using a large plastic spoon taking care not to scrape across the cooling fins. (I put the resulting ice in the refrigerator figuring it would help keep it cool. I probably gained more heat opening the door to put in the ice than I lost with the ice.) I unplugged the old unit and snapped the attached themostat off of the pipe along the top. Then I removed the two screws holding each of the heating elements and worked the wires out from the sides of the coils. I reversed the process to install the new unit, taking care to make sure the wires were coming off of the heating elements in the right direction to feed the wires. It seems to be working, but it has only been a few days.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Heater with Thermostat

Part Number: PS303933

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