Fridge getting warer and warmer

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

John From Holly Springs, NC

Mar 27, 2011

3 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

remove back panel inside fridge freezer side, everything frosted, unplug and used a hair dryer

1. Took out defrost heater and the bottom and tested (per this site) tested OK.

2. Then looked at the defrost thermostat, it was swollen with the top coming off. so i new it was bad
3.clipped and stripped the 2 wires, spliced in the new one with wire nuts and sealed them with silicone. All better

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Thermostat

Part Number: PS1017716

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