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GS6SHEXNL00 Whirlpool Refrigerator - Instructions

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The old condenser fan was rattling and driving everyone nutts.

  • Customer: William from Salem WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
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I surfed partselect and read that a reader had a similar problem with a rattling fan. I then removed the back panel, after I had unplugged the unit, and was able to feel the slop in the fan shaft. I then watched the video of how to replace the fan and ordered the part soon after. The part arrived 3 days later! Easy to do. I was finished in 12 minutes and the fridge runs silently. The part of the job that took the longest was vaccuming the undercarriage. There was alot of dust! Couldn't have helped the efficiency on the fridge. Keep it clean.

Loud fan motor

  • Customer: Brian from Saint Augustine FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Removed lower plate on back of refridgerator and changed out fan. The video was great and made the repair a snap. Fan is quiet and no more overheating refridgerator.

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.

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
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logged on your website, entered model #, found about 3 customer comments describing same problem & symptoms as mine, ordered the part, problem solved. Thanks Guys

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!

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.

No lights in refrigerator

  • Customer: Sean from Hudson ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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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.

Did not make ice

  • Customer: Robert from Jacksonville AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Watched video on changing out the ice maker motor and followed instructions and it was as easy as video demonstrated. Received replacement motor in 3 days. Great service.

Ice Maker would not make ice

  • Customer: Anthony from Clarence Center NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed ice make from freezer. Removed end cap and replaced control and mostor assembly. The associated You Tube video was very helpful.

Not making ice.

  • Customer: George from Palm Coast FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Followed instructions on video on website. Very easy to do. Removed old part, put in new and it took all of 15-20 minutes. Had ice in approximately 1 hour.

Wasn't making ice

  • Customer: Allan from Pasadena CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Turned off the water to the ice maker; disconnected the wiring harness to the ice maker; unscrewed it from the freezer (two screws). Unhooked the ice lever bar, opened up the motor assembly. Switch the motor out (two screws). Installed in reverse order.

no ice

  • Customer: john from centerburg OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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installed ice maker control & motor assembly

Replace the Icemaker Motor Assembly

  • Customer: Michael from Meridian ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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The icemaker on oour Kenmore was fading fast. Ice was only being harvested once every 4-5 hours instead of every two. Then finally it stopped altogether. I did some research and decide that it was the motor assembly that needed to be replaced. I ordered the part and within 3 days it arrived. Within 45 minutes I replaced the part with the assistance of the youtube video. I am not a Mr. Fix-it but this was fairly straight forward. I am now a hero.

Ice Maker stopped making ice

  • Customer: Robert from Santa Maria CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The ice maker stopped making ice. Cold water was still available at the freezer door dispenser which seemed to isolate the problem to the ice maker control board/motor. My ice making unit was not identical to the one in the video, but close. After disconnecting the power, I was able to replace the control board/motor without having to remove the entire ice making unit. Total time for repair was under 15 minutes.
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