Fridge would not stay cold

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Juan From Brooklyn, NY

May 15, 2010

22 out of 25 people found this instruction helpful

The appliance is relatively old. Sears estimated the cost around $300 dollars after diagnosing a thermostat problem. Looked online for model and part number and found Partselect.com. Good reputation on BBB. Site was very easy to use, good customer service and quick delivery.

Replacement was easy. Temp control and timer located inside the appliance. Removed temp knob, plastic cover, light bulb and 1 screw to dislodge housing and unplug power. 4 screws to remove temp control unit and timer from metal housing. Took images before disconnecting connectors.

Replaced parts, plugged power and re-screwed onto housing. Put back the housing, bulb, plastic cover and knob.

Plugged in the appliance and turn on the temp control. NOTE: defrost timer needs to be adjusted with flathead to enable the appliance. Once the timer was enabled, unit is functioning normally.

Saved myself $200.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Timer

Part Number: PS310858

$26.64
In Stock

Temperature Control

Part Number: PS310865

No Longer Available