defrost not completely working

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Dung From Austin, TX

Jan 11, 2008

1 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Unplugging the fridge.
First, i unloaded the freezer to access the back panel. Remove the shelving and light bulb. Next, i unscrewed 4 screws to remove the back panel. Then, I cut the wires to the defrost thermostat and spliced in the new thermostat. To replace the heater, unscrewed 2 screws but only used 1 screw to attach the new heater because it was shorter than the original.

Hopefully, this works. I'm unsure because the old components seemed to work when testing them with a multimeter outside of the freezer.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Thermostat

Part Number: PS1017716

In Stock

Defrost Heater and Bracket Assembly (Now subbed to Defrost Heater Harness Kit)

Part Number: PS1993872

In Stock