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BCS42ELB General Electric Refrigerator - Overview

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$38.45

Dual Inlet Water Valve

This valve comes with 1/4" compression inlet. NOTE: This part comes with new quick connections. To install - cut retaining nuts off of existing plastic water lines and gently push...

$55.58

Defrost Timer - 120V 60Hz

This defrost timer will cycle for 25 minutes after every six hours of run time. The timer itself is made of plastic, and its terminals are bent, the leads are internal, and the label is orange. If you notice that your fridge is too warm, the fridge is running for a long time or is leaking, it could be due to the defrost timer becoming inactive. The defrost timer is found underneath the light cover (may need to remove lightbulb) and will need to be removed along with the air inlet assembly and housing.

$4.56

Plastic Tube - 1/4"

$4.17

Mounting Grommet

The mounting grommet is black in color, made of plastic, measures 1 inch in diameter, and is sold individually. It is collared around the edge to keep it in place. This part is used to help hold the compressor in place and prevent vibration. This part is generally found in refrigerators, washers, freezers, and dehumidifiers. This is a genuine OEM part that comes right from the manufacturer.

$27.37

Drawer Slide Rail - Right Side

$13.81

Power Cord

This heavy-duty cord has a three-pronged plug (2 electrical, 1 grounding). The power cord supplies power to your refrigerator, allowing it to keep the contents inside cool. There could be an issue with your cord if you notice that the refrigerator will not turn on, or intermittently turns on and off. Check the cord for fraying, or other visible damage. If the power cord shows any signs of damage, replace the cord immediately as it could become an electrical or fire hazard. Before you begin this repair, ensure that the power is disconnected from the unit, and that all food that could ruin is stored away while the power is off.

$19.02

Defrost Thermostat Kit

This defrost thermostat kit comes with the installation with wires, mounting brackets, and wire connectors. L45-20.

$181.89

Condenser Fan Motor - 115V

This part comes with 3 round pin connection terminals. This fan motor circulates the air through the refrigerator grille and cools the compressor and condenser coils. It also helps to evaporate extra water in the drain pan.

$23.28

Relay PTCR - 2 Wire

The start relay briefly boosts the compressor, and then shuts off as soon as the motor gets up to speed.

$151.76

Evaporator Fan Motor - Harness NOT Included

This evaporator fan motor operates in a counter clockwise fashion. This motor's shaft is 3/8 of an inch and the motor has two right side terminals. NOTE: Harness wires NO longer comes with the part.

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Cracked housing on the vaave

  • Customer: anthony from thornton, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 265 of 283 people found this instruction helpful
1. Turn off water supply, and electrical ( unplug it) to fridge.
2. Remove water line to valve. Watch for water to pour out of the line. Have a towel handy.
3. Remove the cardboard cover on the bottom of the fridge.
4. Remove the screws that hold the valve in place.
5. Remove the valve, be careful the waterlines are still attached.read more

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  • Customer: Nancy from Hamburg, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 68 of 107 people found this instruction helpful
popped off front grille, removed 2 screws for bracket, then had to remove one screw for timer. unplugged old timer, reversed procedure, all works. read more

refrigerator was not cooling but the freezer worked fine.

  • Customer: Wanda from Cabins, WV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 53 of 62 people found this instruction helpful
My husband put on the defrost timer. At first I thought the part was not going to fix the problem. After about 5 hours my refrigerator was still warm. I went to work and when I got home that evening my refrigerator was cooling and down to 28 degrees. So if you replace this part wait at least 12-24 hours. Give it time to stablize. My husband says it h... read more