ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator
Level of DifficultyReally easy
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
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..