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GS5SHAXNL00 Whirlpool Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for GS5SHAXNL00 parts

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Refrigerator was getting warm

  • Customer: Mack from Los Banos, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Unplugged it for a day listened to the ice melting on the inside and plug it in again. Decreased the temperature settings and it now seems to work fine. I will save the part in case I ever need it in the future.

Solid ice on Evaporator coil

  • Customer: PRAKASH from PISCATAWAY, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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With service sheet, Enter service dagnostic mode, NO-6 is Desrost heater / Bi-metal Component status indicator shows 02 , it means Bi-metal is open, It should read 01,It's cover with Ice ( bellow 32 Dig. F )Mostly it open at 50 dig. F, To replace remove lamp cover and lamp + six hex screw with 1/4" nut driver, pull back cover ( with commen requirement to turn of power and deice the evaporator coil )out, bi-metal element is top at enterance of coil,cut both wire near bi-metal, join new bi-metal with wire nut or Insulated wire Jointer, Tape jonts proper,do neat work no hanging wire, Replace back removed parts back,Turn power back

No lights in refrigerator

  • Customer: Sean from Hudson, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Open up back of fridge change circuit board. Very easy just four plugs and done

short in lights inside fridge

  • Customer: PAUL from DOUGLASSVILLE, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched a video on you tube similar to my problem. Identified the circuit board, went on Part Select web site, with the model # of fridge, you had the part ordered the part which I received in 2 days. Installed in no time.

tick tock noise in back and inside lights flickering when fridge door is open

  • Customer: William from Warren, NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Making enough space for yourself to work on the floor behind the fridge and reach in to the lower left (looking from the back) will make the whole thing easier. Unplugged. Removed cardboard panel from bottom of back, held by hex screws. Located the "white box" against the left inside wall. Moved wire bundle out of the way and removed cover from the box. While pressing up on retainer tab, pulled old board out, then removed connectors. Placed new board into the white box, snapping it in under the retainer tab. Then inserted connectors. Avoided touching anything on the board except the connector sockets. Replaced cover then replaced wire bundle, then replaced back panel.

The light in the refrigerator was out

  • Customer: David from Corona, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the cardboard cover removed the control board (two screws hold the board cover box in place)popped out the old board and remover the three wire plugs and snapped them in place on the new board. Replace the box buttoned it up and boom good as new. 10 mins.

Refrigerator light & temp control panel not working

  • Customer: Rob from Urbandale, IA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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First of all, I should mention I am not handy at all I found this repair to be VERY easy. The most difficult part was trying to figure out where the control board was. First, I removed the cardboard protective cover from the back of the refrigerator and identified that the control board was in the white plastic protective box on the far left side of the unit. To remove the cover from the white box there is a clip on the top and the bottom that you need to press to release the lid. Once you have the cover off, there is another clip inside the box at the top that holds the control board in place. Press that and pull the existing control board out and disconnect the 3 plugs. Then simply plug those into the new control board and replace everything. Fixed my issue and everything works great! When I looked at my old control board I could see a very small burn mark on it and this apparently is what had gone bad on the board. Hope this helps - good luck!

Fridge lights flickering dim / ticking noise from rear of appliance

  • Customer: William from East Peoria, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
logged on your website, entered model #, found about 3 customer comments describing same problem & symptoms as mine, ordered the part, problem solved. Thanks Guys

The lights and digital control on the refrigerator stopped working

  • Customer: Troy from Lakeville, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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This was not very difficult, but did take a little more time than expected because once I removed the lower back cardboard panel I decided to clean all the dust out with a vacuum and wet rag. First thing to do is slowly pull out the frig. Then make sure you unplug it! At the bottom is a rectangular cardboard backing. Take a nut driver and remove, look to your left of the compressor and you will see a small square white plastic box. Carefully unsnap. Inside you will see the control panel. At the top center you will see a plastic piece that holds the control panel in place. Pull up gently until it releases. Next unplug the 3 wire harnesses, then plug in the new one and put it back. All done.

Refrigerator lights would not go on there was a clicking noise coming from the bottom back.

  • Customer: James from Glendale Heights, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took the bottom back ccover off . there were 2 screws holding the a white plastic box, opened the box unpluged the refrigerator , unpluged the 3 connections from the board, snaped in the new board and plugged in the connections. Process was very easy.

replaced ice model

  • Customer: Joanne from Big Flats, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watch the video was very helpful. I'm just a women and I did it all by myself. Thanks for the help of the video.

Ice mold was leaking causing all the ice to freeze into one chunk.

  • Customer: Douglas from Spring, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Got the main bolts off and unplugged and removed the ice maker. Had to remove all parts and rebuild it on the new mold. Was more complex than I thought but was able to get it done. Note where everything was as you take it off and you'll do fine.

Thermostat was broken Flap was broken on the door and Sensor was broken off the ice mold on

  • Customer: William A from Coral Springs, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took The icemaker apart saw what parts needed to be replaced ordered them online put it back together Found the person I dealt with on the phone to be very knowledgeable very happy with the company Now the ice is flowing

ice mold coating came off

  • Customer: Charles from Waco, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Told Wife To Watch The Instructional Movie, Got Me A Beer And Watched Football. She Finished In about Thirty Minutes.Good Job

Coating of Mold deterioated and mold leaked into ice tray

  • Customer: Dwight from Bossier City, LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video on Parts Select and it was a breeze.
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