Automatic Defroster was not working and it caused the unit to not stay cool.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers


Jun 13, 2011

4 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

After removing the 4 screws from the inside back panel of the freezer and setting a small heater with fan, on a small metal step ladder for about twenty minutes to defrost the freezer coils, it was a snap to remove the two small screws holding the burned out heater harness defrost assembly, and unplugging the wire harnesses to replace the burnt unit with a new one. Actual hands on time was about 5 minutes. Difficulty level, well... my wife did it and she is not mechanically inclined.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Heater with Thermostat

Part Number: PS303762

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