ApplianceJenn-Air Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Jim From Bush, LA

Mar 04, 2013

one mnorning the temp on the frig was in the 50's and the freezer was cold. tried to get someone to come out and repair with no luck. we purchased a new frig. then i decided to see if I could repair the old one to use. I wish I had discovered partselect before i bought the new one. First i thought from the web site that it was a overload/relay problem so i ordered it and changed it out and it was very easy. then that did not correct the problem so i checked further and discovered that it could be the defrost heat element and thermostat. On partselect web site i saw where if your coil is covered in ice that this could be the reason. I ordered them and watched the video of how to change them out. the video is a little misleading because chances are you will not have the room around the coil that it shows on the video and also the element and thermostat will not come as one unit as shown on the video. It is still easy to cut the wires ont he thermostat and install it. the heat element is a little tricky to get out and back in and the clips that holds yours might be a little different and more difficult to do than the video but you can do it. all in all i spent about 160.00 and the frig is working like new.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Overload/Relay with Start Capacitor (Now subbed to Compressor Start Device and Capacitor)

Part Number: PS8746522

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