Fridge & Freezer started getting warmer

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Socket set

Michael From Washington Twp, MI

Jan 23, 2013

First I replaced the Defrost Thermostat. I unplugged the unit and removed the back panel from inside the freezer. Then I placed a portable heater near the freezer w/ the door open to melt the ice build up. After all the ice melted, I was able to replace the defrost thermostat per the video on your website. It took less than 15 minutes to do this repair. The Fridge and Freezer temperatures got better instantly. This worked for about 2 months, then the same symptoms started occurring again. This required all the same step above except this time I replaced the Defrost Heater Kit. So far it's working great...I'm glad I didn't send the defrost heater kit back after the first repair. A Repairman wanted to charge me $350.00 to fix the issue. I replaced 2 parts in less than 30 minutes for less than $50.00 including shipping. The videos for repair on this website were easy to follow! Thanks!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Thermostat

Part Number: PS1017716

In Stock

Defrost Heater Harness Kit

Part Number: PS1993872

In Stock