The ice auger hadn't worked for a couple years, and when the defrost heater went, it was time to fix it all or get rid of the fridge.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Jean From Groton, NY

Nov 08, 2012

I had prepared for the defrost heater harness kit since I milked all I could out of the old one. I had it apart before I ordered the replacement, so I was ready. It really was easy - given the tight space we have the refrigerator in. This took about 15 minutes. More nervous than I should have been. The instructions were right on. The ice and water filter was next, almost shooting it through the top glass shelf because I used the wrong arm to reach in there. Again - 2 minutes here tops. Now the ice bucket auger, which was long ago broken took the longest, and, I had to revert to the on-line video. Thank you for that! I went over it before I started, but with all the pieces, I knew I turned one when I set it down on the shelf, so needed to be sure it was done right the first time. This did take about a half hour. I am so glad I found this web site! Now I just ordered a side rail for the ice bucket, since it must have split prior to fixing everything else and I didn't know it. The auger won't turn because the rail tilts and spits the auger out of the back of the freezer. Oh well, at least I have ice and can scoop it out.. I'll fix it next week. $130 is better than the $1,500 it would take to replace the item and I did it myself. My husband thought it was pretty cool too..

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Ice Bucket Auger

Part Number: PS964350

In Stock

Defrost Heater Harness Kit

Part Number: PS1993872

In Stock

Ice and Water Filter (Now subbed to Ice and Water Filter)

Part Number: PS8746144

In Stock