The refigerator not getting cold and the freezer coils where a solid block of ice while the refrigerator never turned off.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator

ModelTBX21JIBRRWW

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Robert From Augusta, GA

Jun 04, 2014

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After finding your web site, the description of my problem was pretty clearly referenced as to what parts where the likely problem. When I received the parts it was only a matter of unplugging the refrigerator, removing the cover in the freezer and cutting and stripping the two color coded wires for the thermostat and wire nutting the wires and putting wire tape on them. Then put the coil cover back on. Then in the refrigerator section, remove the controls cover and then take the controls compartment loose and unfasten the old defrost control, and install the new one. Then put every thing back in place. Plug the refrigerator back up and set the temperature to medium.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Thermostat

Part Number: PS303434

$14.93
In Stock

Defrost Control

Part Number: PS310930

$47.84
In Stock