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GSL25JFPABS General Electric Refrigerator - Instructions

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would not dispense water. made Ice

  • Customer: Samuel H from Greensburg PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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I removed the lower panel on the back of the Refridgerator. Then looking to the left ,Identified the Valve. I then removed the retaining screw from the valve allowing me to remove the water tubing and electrical connections. Installation was reverse proceedures. It is very easy !

Water continuously leaking from water dispencer

  • Customer: Miriam from Placerville CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I am so amazed at how easy the problem was fixed! I researched the issue, ordered the part, and after watching the youtube video of the part replacement, I was able to fix our water dispencer/ice maker! Saved us purchasing a new refrigerator...Thank you so much!!! Now I am going to fix the dryer.

Icemaker stopped and leaking

  • Customer: Matthew from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair was fairly straight forward once I diagnosed what the problem was by reading other peoples problems and repairs on here. I pulled the fridge out & disconnected the power. I shut off the water supply and disconnected it. I removed the back panel and unscrewed the bracket holding the water valve in place then disconnected the electrical connectors from the solenoids that control the valves. At this point I went on a cleaning binge to remove all dust and crud I could get into my vacuum, which is why it took me longer than others. I know it is important to keep the machinery clean so that it can run efficiently so I did it. At this point I used the hairdryer to melt the frozen inlet to the icemaker from the back of the freezer just enough so I could pull it out and remove the frozen blockage. Reinserted the inlet ensuring it was fully reseated in the opening with the foam seal snugly around it. I reinserted the tubes in their respective valve outlets (each is unique size so they cannot be done wrong), next I reassembled the new solenoid valve by reattaching the electrical connectors (mine are keyed which makes it stupid proof) then screwing its bracket back in place. Next I reconnected the water and plugged in the fridge to check for leaks. No leaks (WHEW!!) replace backplate and put fridge back in cubby. Test water dispenser- GOOD. Turn icemaker back on in "quick ice" mode and wait ~40-45 min first batch is GOOD. 5 hours later with about 6-7 batches of ice, all is well- no leaks everything is functional and I am happy.

fridge was stored in garage without heat in winter & froze up,should have drained all water.

  • Customer: ron from national city MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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removed old valve & installed new.wire connectors were a little different so i had to replace one set with smaller ones.turned unit on and also found leak in resevoir bottle.waiting for that part now

No water flow to ice maker

  • Customer: Daniel from Portland CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Changing the water solinoid was quick and easy but not the problem! After still not getting water to the ice maker,I took the ice maker itself out of the freezer.I could hear something small rattling arround inside the plastic housing.As I took it apart I found a tiny white piece of plastic inside the size of grain of rice.It had broken off the end of an arm that rides on a cam of the electric timer.Without that little plastic tit riding on the cam,it make the maker out of sink! I fixed it by drilling a .080 hole in the spot the piece had broken off.Then I took apart an old broken fishing reel for a screw to use in place of the broken off piece.I re-installed everything and the ice maker has been working as good as new and will hopefully out live the fridge.My solinoid is now a good spare part!! Dan

sprung a leak,trying to fix water dispenser

  • Customer: Karen from Bluefield WV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was fast and easy,the vidio you sent gave me the confidence I needed to tackle it.Thanks so much!

no water from water dispenser

  • Customer: PATRICK from ontario CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Water line to outlet water dispenser was frozen half way up the inside of freezer door. I scotch taped a bunch of plastic grocery bags on the interior left water dispenser door.I closed door with bags attached to inside door. I waited fifteen minutes and water was flowing again! First take off plastic coupler at bottom of front of refrigerator. Push plasic cup dispenser back, if water comes out of plastic tube at bottom front of refrigerator, then water valves are ok (if making ice is ok too). if light comes on at dispenser switch is ok also.

Freezer coils icing up and temperature warm

  • Customer: Kaylene from Pleasant Grove UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had a frig several years ago do the same thing -- freezer coils icing up and temperature warm. I had watched the repairman come in and take the back off the freezer and install some part, I knew not what. So I got on YouTube and four this website with instructions and directions of how the put the part in and which part it was. I am good at trouble shooting and was very comfortable after watching the video of what to order. I ordered the part. The instructions were clear. After the coils had thawed, it took less than 30 minutes to install the new part. I installed a Defrost Heater. My refrigerator has worked ever since. I am not a mechanic nor a fixer upper. I am a 60 year old female school teacher.

The freezer side was cold but the refrigerator side got warm

  • Customer: Richard from Hemet CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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I am not a very handy with tools. I called a repairmen and theharged me $50 to look at refrigerator/freezer. He told it needed a Defrost Heater and bracket assembly. He said it would cost with the service charge $220.00. So I went to Refrigerator parts web page and that is where I found PARTSELECT Web site. I order the part for a lot less then repair shop would have charged. It was pretty easy to install since it was just a couple of screws and bolts. Thanks to PartSelect.

Refrig would not defrost

  • Customer: James from Taylorville IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Replaced the Defrost Heater and Bracket Assembly

Freezer frosting up so bad it would no longer cool my fresh food

  • Customer: Paul from Hampton AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I had replaced the thermastst first because 40-50% of people this solved the same problem that I was having. Not only that it was only $10.00, my multi meter was broken so a $10.00 part was less expensive than a $40.00(+-) meter to test what was broken for sure. Well that did not fix the problem. I read all the "repair reviews" on here and found that more than likely it was my heater that was bad. So next time I defrosted the freezer I was able to get a peak at the "bulb" on the heater, it was BLACK! I ordered the part ($50.00) and was totally surprised how EASY that was to put in!! It took way longer to defrost than install this part! My wife came to see, saw what I had to replace, and said sarcasticly "have fun figureing out how to get that off!" She came back in 10 min and I was putting the back panel on the freezer, she said "where you not able to get it off!?" I did not say a word just handed her the burnt out one with a grin! That was about 2 weeks ago everything is working fine... Of course I replaced my muli-meter already, but never even used it on the fridge! Oh well I got my fridge repaired and a real nice multi-meter for way less than a repairman would have charged!

Freezer icing and frig warm

  • Customer: James from Raven VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced the Defrost Timer & Defrost Thermostat previously only to find that the freezer was still freezing up. It was obvious that the Defrost heater was bad and I ordered it. I had ignored Parts Select reccommendations on my first order otherwise it would have been less than 30 minutes to complete all of the repairs. It took longer to defrost the freezer coils than the actual repairs took. I followed the published installation from Parts Select and now my 10 year old side by side is working like a new appliance. Thanks Parts Select for the fast shipping and accurate replacement instructions. Jim from Virginia, you get 10 stars from me!

Refrigerator not staying cold.

  • Customer: Michael from Oconomowoc WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove items from Freezer, remove panel and defrost condensor coils (most time consuming part of the job). Defrost Heater is held in with two screws and two electrical connectors (remove by hand or with pliers). It's worth replacing the Defrost theromostat and Defrost heater at the same time. Only cost $60 for the two parts and will ensure you have the fix. Use the "outdoor" wire nuts when splicing in the Defrost thermostat, that will ensure you don't have any issues with moisture at the splice. When defrosting the condensor coils, soak up water as the catch tray won't hold the volume of water that will melt off the coils.

Refrigerator was not as cold as usual and freezer was not keeping ice cream solid.

  • Customer: Diana from San Ramon CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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First had to diagnose the problem. From reading others stories, figured it would be the timer, thermostat or heater. First removed the back panel of the freezer. There are 3 screws at top that will need a phillips screw driver and 2 hexagon nuts at bottom. The defrost heater is at the very bottom. If the glass is black, it's burnt out. Got that clue from others. Had to shop for fresh produce and meats as the days went. Put towels at the bottom of freezer over the drain hole so it doesn't overflow while defrosting it the first time. There will be lots of water if the outside of the panel that covers the coils has a sheet of ice on it as well from the build up. Used hair dryer a couple of times every 2 days until the part arrived to avoid a big build up of ice again. Once the part arrived, instead of standing there and defrosting the coils, it was easier to empty the frigerator contents into a cooler. The freezer contents went into outside freezer, probably would be ok in cooler for a day. Unplug and let it defrost overnight. Had plenty of time to plan this because it took at least 5 days to receive the part. Unscrew the bracket, remove the plug-in from both ends of defrost heater/bracket assembly and lift out. Plug in new one, screw in place. You're done. Now hubby can have his coolers back and go fishing! Good as new. Fridge is 38-40 degrees and ice cubes are solid within a few hours. Darn, I won't be getting that French door fridge for awhile, I guess.

Fridge not cold enough; frost forming in Freezer

  • Customer: jacqueline from Suwanee GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I unplugged my fridge. Took out food and shelves. Unscrewed 3 top screws and two nuts to remove back panel. Started at the bottom and unscrewed 2 screws , took out heater then unscrewed the 2 screws on the top one and took it out. I used a blow dryer to defrost all of the ice on the coils. I put the new one in , bottom first, then tucked the wires, and then installed the top one. I unclasped the old thermostat on the silver coil/pipe and clamped the new thermostat on. Then I unplugged the wires from the old unit and plugged in the wires from the new one and put the hanging wires in the plastic clip at the top of the unit to keep them off the coils. I put the back panel back on, put the screws and nuts in, put shelves and food back in , and I was finished. It's working great now!!!
All Instructions for the GSL25JFPABS
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