Fridge compartment would not cool

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

william From Malone, NY

Oct 12, 2012

Unplug refridgerator from wall outlet... Emptied the freezer compartment, removed shelves, removed light buld, removed two 1/4 " nuts holding rear compartment cover. Removed ground wire from panel, lifted cover till free, exposing cooling coil and " Defrost coil" Found cooling coil with deep frost and ice accumulation. Removed two phillips head screws holding Defrost Coil to cooling coil. Carefully removed the two wires attached too the Defrost coil. removed Defrost coil.With an ohms meter, I checked coil for continuity. No continuity indicates bad coil.Reversed this process installing new coil Purchased from "Part Select" After this is done, it was just wait till build up of ice had melted from cooling coil, and then reinstalling rear panel and shelves. I might add that I accellerated this process with a hair dryer for time sake.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Heater Harness Kit

Part Number: PS1993872

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