Refrigerator wouldn't cool. Freezer items were melting

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

John From Birchwood, MN

May 03, 2011

0 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

I went on the internet to help diagnose the problem. The sysmptoms indicated the defroster heater. I followed the directions that came with the replacement part.

I disconnected the power.

I removed all the shelves, removed two screws from the back panel, removed the ground wire, removed the panel, removed two screws from the heater at the bottom of the coils and diconnected the two wires from the heater.

I rerouted the wire from the left side to the right side, connected both wires to the new heater, installed the heater with the two screws, inserted the back panel and attached it with two screws and the ground wire, installed all the shelves, connected the power and made sure the controls for refrigerator and freezer were set at five.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Heater Harness Kit

Part Number: PS1993872

In Stock