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GSS20IEMBWW General Electric Refrigerator - Instructions

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fridge and freezer not staying cold

  • Customer: Ralph from Whittier CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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removed back panel from freezer. located thermostat removed and replaced thermostat put panel and all baskets back into freezer and plugged fridge back in. Works perfect problem solved

The freezer section would freeze/frost over

  • Customer: Jaime from Wyckoff NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Part select was great. I entered the model number and was able to locate a list of problems associated with my refrigerator. I was able to view a repair video, courtesy of part select. I followed the instructions and the repair was simple. The hard part was trying to remember how everything went back together. I unplugged the unit and removed the freezer racks. I then unscrewed the back panel within the unit. I then placed an old towel inside the unit and used a hair dryer to melt the ice build up inside. I also removed the light bulb and then removed ice maker. I then located the old defrost thermostat and replaced it as demonstrated in the video. I then located temp sensor and replaced it. It took longer trying to secure the rear panels than the actual repair. My mistake was I had secured the ice maker unit before securing the fan panel. I would secure the large panel first, then followed by the light bulb/fan panel. The ice maker should go in last. It has been 8 days since the repair and it still working! The total cost was $27.

Freezer section too warm. Would not go below 20 F

  • Customer: Antoinetta from Lake Ronkonkoma NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced both the Defrost Thermostat and the Temperature Sensor located on the top of the cooling coils. I ordered them because they were the least expensive items that addressed my problem. They did not correct my problem. I then ordered the Main Control circuit board. I installed the board in about 15 minutes. Finally my freezer returned to the set temperature of 0 degrees F. Problem solved

The freezer was defrosting and then start back working

  • Customer: Velma from EL Dorado AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just like the video show on the wed site.

Side by side refrigerator side was not cooling, And freezer was not cold enough to keep ice from melting.

  • Customer: joe from cathedral city CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed back panel,removed ice maker.And you can see the two wires colors are a snap to identify cut the two wires spliced the new one in done deal!

freezer was cold fridge wasn't

  • Customer: Chuck from Hebron NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Really easy unplugged unit took off back panel in the freezer thawed out coils remover sensor replaced with the new one put the unit back together works fine took about 35 min.

Running hot

  • Customer: Ken from Cloverdale IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The mother board was bad....solder the board and it works like a charm.

freezer not defrosting

  • Customer: JOYCE from REEDSBURG WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Only problem we had was when we removed back wall on freezer the couls were totally iced up. After waiting for that to defrost. (3 HOURS) repair went fine. Was kind of hard to get to the part being its a side by side but happy with results

Refrigerator and Freezer were not staying cold. Condensor was completley iced up.

  • Customer: Michael from Oconomowoc WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Emptied Freezer (to get access to panel covering condensor coils and Defrost Thermostat). Pulled off cover panesl. Had to wait for ice to clear from condensor. Replaced Defrost Thermostat (5 min job), replaced panels and was back in business.

Ice freezing in clumps in bucket

  • Customer: Wayne from Greenville NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had already replaced the icemaker and solenoid valve and had not solved my problem. After I looked at the back wall gasket, it was obvious that the element was getting too hot. Installation was really simple- unplug refrigerator cord, remove frozen food and racks, remove light cover and back sheet metal by removing 4 screws, cut and splice wires to new parts. Reinstall.

freezer not defrosting/fridge too warm

  • Customer: sherry from taft CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
first unplug unit then pulled the inside back freezer cover off piled towels around and defrosted the the unit thoroughly. located the defroster unit tested for continuity was good so i replaced the temp sensors they were just nip off the old one and splice in the new one. also replace the defroster thermostat was the same nip and splice. *the parts shop did not find the model #i have but knowing those parts are interchangeable with all G-E models i ordered the parts

extra frost in freezer, not enough cooling in gridge

  • Customer: david from Stanton CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1.- ordered the thermostat replacement.2.- unplugged unit 3.- empty unit, removed racks too(freezer only) 4.- used a hot hair dryer to melt the ice,kept drying water inside the unit. 5.-used electrical pliers carefully removed damage thermostat.6.- putted on new thermostat, used standard wire connectors to keep wires together and wrapped them with black electrical tape. 7.-gentle replaced thermostat back in contact with the other pieces.8.- returned back racks and all removed pieces,drying all water from melted ice.9.- plugged it,...done

Ref. side warm, ice buildup in freezer

  • Customer: steve from palm city FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced top sensor in ref. and top sensor in freezer as well as defrost thermostat - works as advertised - easy fix, saved a bundle thanks to this site! Parts ordered and shipped quickly and without complications!

freezer compartment icy;fresh food compartment warm

  • Customer: THONG from SPRINGFIELD VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed instructions posted by experts and hands-on experienced owners on PARTS SELECT.Very helpful! Repairs was easy!.Defrost thermostat tried first,unsuccessfull then the DEFROST HEATER HARNESS next :BINGO !. Thank you PARTS SELECT ! Thank You every ones who posted their successful experiences that gave me confidence.From now on I know I can count on PARTS SELECT and its sites to solve my future headaches!

Freezer and fridge too warm but compressor worked fine.

  • Customer: Juan from Humble TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the step by step instructions on provided by Part Select. I replaced the coil heater and temperature switch.
All Instructions for the GSS20IEMBWW
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