Fridge was freezing food near the back, adjusting internal temp not fixing the problem

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

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Zachary From Decatur, GA

Jul 25, 2012

Unplugged the refrigerator first....then on the inside of the fridge, I popped the temp sensor cover off (upper LH side) and exposed the old sensor. I snipped off the old sensor about 3" down from the end and connected the new sensor (which I trimmed down to about 3" long) with some heat shrink wire nuts/connectors. Let the fridge run for a day or so and confirmed the problem was solved! Oh yeah, there was no way to tell the 2 wires apart (power vs. ground) on the sensor. However there was a manufacturer's stamp on the wires. So note the orientation of the text and mark one of the wires with a sharpie on both the old and new sensor before trimming. This will give you a reference for which wires to connect when adding the new sensor to the old wires.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Temperature Sensor

Part Number: PS304103

$9.20
In Stock