Freezer stopped worknig, fridge side followed shortly after. Heavy frost on back wall.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Claudel From Brooklyn, NY

May 11, 2013

Followed online instructions from the website step by step and me and my wife were able to do this repair pretty easy. It didn't require two people, either she or I could have done it, but we both wanted to learn. This saved the cost of paying for a new fridge ($1,200.00) or having a repair company do it ($300 - $500) so for less than $75.00 we did the repair ourselves and have the extra added knowledge of knowing how to perform the repair in case another fridge (we have several) breaks. The thermostat (trickiest of the repair because of its location) probably wasn't necessary, but at $10.00 for the part, it didn't make sense to chance it only to have to place the order, wait for the order, then take apart the fridge again.

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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