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GAFZ21XXRK01 Whirlpool Refrigerator - Overview

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$20.76

Bimetal Defrost Thermostat

This clip-on thermostat will sense the temperature increase in the evaporator during the defrost cycle and will cycle the defrost heater off after the ice or frost is melted.

$29.25

Capacitor

This part helps the compressor kick on and off while maintaining a constant temperature to keep things frozen in your freezer.

$8.59

Light Rocker Switch

This light switch is triggered by the door opening and closing.

$35.51

Door Shelf Retainer Bar

End caps are sold separately.

$4.34

End Cap Trim Piece

Sold individually.

$36.63

Combination Start Device

NOTE: This part has been replaced by the manufacturer. It may look different from the original but will still function the same. This part is both the start relay and the overload. The start relay boosts the compressor, and then shuts off as soon as the motor gets up to speed and the overload provides extra protection against excessive temperatures.

$29.27

Door Shelf Bin

This part may differ in color, but is functionally the same. It's no longer available in clear.

$18.39

Light Socket Kit

The bulb is sold separately.

$5.05

Touch-Up Paint - White

18ml

$4.66

SCREW

Sold individually.

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My refrigerator stopped cooling and the freezer section stopped freezing

  • Customer: garth from forest lake MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 132 of 145 people found this instruction helpful
I knew the chances of all the freon leaking out was unlikely so I looked at the wiring to the compressor and there was a capacitor and a starter/overload so i figured I would start there. I went on line and found the parts at this site and they were less than the minimum service call charge for a service tech so I figured what the heck let's give her a shot ... read more

Stopped Cooling. Could hear compressor trying to kick on but would instantly shut off.

  • Customer: Daniel from Anna TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 47 of 55 people found this instruction helpful
I researched everything that I heard and saw on this forum. I realized that I was seeing and hearing the same problems that everyone was having. So instead of being an idiot and taking the fridge to the curb, I decided to spend 86.00 including shipping/handling on 2 small parts (start relay and capacitor). Best money I have spent. Saved me over $1000.00+... read more

Lights inside refrigerator not working

  • Customer: Clint from Rayville MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 46 of 56 people found this instruction helpful
I used a flat-head screwdriver to pop out the old light rocker switch. Then, I unplugged the wires, plugged them into the new light rocker switch, and then popped the new switch into the hole. That's it! Lights began working again. read more