Defroster heater burned out

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator

ModelGSS20IEMA

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Albert From Fort Wayne, IN

Dec 11, 2010

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

First I defrosted the evaporator core with a hair drier, making sure to disconnect the power before hand. I pretty much followed the directions included with the part, which by the way were excellent, and very detailed. The alternatives were call a repair man for around $300.00 plus parts or take less than a $40.00 gamble. Or even replace the refrigerator at $1400.00. It was the diagnostic portion of your website that convinced me that I had found the problem and that I could repair it myself with a minimum of effort. Needless to say I will come to this site in the future before calling a repair person. The refrigerator is working just fine now. I had my parts in three days, thank you for your attention to detail and a all around positive repair experience. George Day

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Thermostat

Part Number: PS1017716

$9.65
In Stock

Defrost Heater Harness Kit

Part Number: PS1993872

$32.75
In Stock