ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator
Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair15 - 30 mins
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
David From Lynnwood, WA
Jul 23, 2007
9 out of 9 people found this instruction helpful
I began by turning off the refridgerator and then removing all of the drawers/bins and icemaker from the freezer.
I removed the three phillips-head screws across the top of the rear access panel. (same height as the light bulb) I then removed the two phillips-head screws from the bottom of the access panel.
I removed the access panel by swinging the left side forward to clear the drawer slides, while keeping the right side back against itsattaching points. (Like a door swinging on its hinges.)
I followed the wire harness from the upper heating element up to its connector and unplugged the defrosting heaters from the plug. I then gently removed the little (just smaller than a tea light candle) thermostat from the top of the coils. (Not far from where the wire connector was.)
I removed two phillips head screws for each heater unit and removed the whole thing as on big assembly.
I installed the new parts from the bottom up, careful not to damage anything. I installed the new thermostat carefully and then reconnected the wire harness. Next I reinstalled the access panel, starting twith the top center screw to hold it in place during the installation of the other 4 screws in the corners.
Lastly, I put the drawers / bins and icemaker back in and turned the refrigerator back on. DONE.
It corrected the problem. THANKS for the Great Customer Service, too!
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Part Number: PS303934