Freezer dept would ice up causing refigerator to get hot

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Gerry From Ringgold, GA

Sep 23, 2013

about every 5 to 7 days I had to take freezer panel off and take a hair dryer to get the ice out or fridge would get warm. Thanks to finding this sight and a little reading I replace the Defrost heater Harness which came with two Heaters and a Defrost thermostat. GE wanted $87 just to come out- Service Charge. Got part here for $54. There are two screws at top of freezer panel and two at bottom of panel. Removed and took hair dryer to get ice out -about 15 minutes. Replace heater harness. two screws on bottom heater and two screws on top heater. Wiring harness was already prewired. just had to take out the old one and put the new one in . Took about 5 minutes to put the two heaters in place, put screws back in and plug harness back up at top of evaporator. Very easy. put panel back on and done. Works great again. Found out one of the heaters was burn out -the bottom. Could have just got the bottom heater but would had to cut and splice wires. The wiring harness came all together. Thanks -PartSelect for the info.

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Defrost Heater with Thermostat

Part Number: PS303933

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