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GSS20IETAWW General Electric Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for GSS20IETAWW parts

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condenser fan was noisy ( squeaking)

  • Customer: Bryan from Las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Not knowing anything about a refrigerator it was hard to find the source of the noise. Once I could isolate it we googled the appliance repair and found the video from Parts Select and the rest was a piece of cake. Saved a service call and bloated parts prices. Thank you Parts Select!!!

noise from the condebser fan moter

  • Customer: Guojie from Gainesville FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just follow the instructions from the Youtube, the link to the video is included in the sheet coming with the part. It was easy to take the entire compartment out as instructed, however, after replace the old motor with the new one, it took more than 20 min to put the entire compartment back after trying different ways. It has been working greatly since it was repaired.

freezer and fridge parts had stopped cooling

  • Customer: Grace from Arlington TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions on your YouTube video exactly and it was a snap. By far the hardest part of the repair was to fit the back tab of the fan assembly in the tight slot on the way out. The result was immediate and like having a new refrigerator. I'm a 68-yo retired woman but thanks to you I now feel empowered -- will tackle next appliance repair with confidence. Thank you.

Refrigerator over cooled, discovered condenser fan had failed.

  • Customer: Scott from Golden CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Follow the directions on the video, removed the back panel, unplugged the existing fan, removed the fan assembly, installed the new motor and reassembled the components.

Dripping from condensation. Noticed fan wasn't running

  • Customer: Elaine from Johnson city TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pull the old off ..put new one on

Fan wasn't running and walls of freezer and ref. were hot

  • Customer: MICHAEL from Lubbock TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took screw that holds motor frame in place out with nutdriver, rolled motor frame out after unplugging motor,took screw out of strap that held motor in frame, removed bushings from old motor and put them on the new one and re3versed the proceedure.

Fan motor making noise

  • Customer: Thomas from Craigsville VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy to order the part, perfect match, video was greatest help. Saved me over 200.00, what it would cost for a repair man Great place to get alliance parts.

Fan not working. Fridge and Freezer not cool

  • Customer: Audie from Des Allemands LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was simple. Unpluged fan two screws remove from fan bracket unplug old fan replace with new one put fan in place out screws back plugged in fan then plugged in fridge fixed problem. And save a repair cost call out. A.J.

coil fan motor squealing and not spinning fast enough

  • Customer: George from Whitestone NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed lower rear panel of refrigerator. Eeventually removed coil fan motor. Coud not remove entire assembly and had to individually remove coil fan motor. Once installed the refrigerator ran remarkably better.

Condensor Fam Motor Noise

  • Customer: James from Raton NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
When the condensor fan motor started making those "Dying Mouse" noises I knew it was time to replace it. So I removed the fan motor and re-oiled it's lubricating packing, reinstalled it and promptly ordered a repacement moter online from PartSelect. I've ordered parts from them in the past with great results and rapid shipping. So now the "Dying Mouse" has been evicted and my wife is happy. And everyone should know, ( If Momma ain't happy, Then nobody's happy.) Thanks again PartSelect for your fast, reliable parts source with very reasonable prices.

REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER BLOWING WARM AIR

  • Customer: Robert A from Cambridge MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
PULLED OUT FREEZER SHELVES TOOK OFF BACK PANEL TOOK OUT OLD THERMOSTAT HOOKED UP NEW ONE PUT HEAT SHRINK TUBES ON WIRES TO KEEP OUT LIQUID, PUT BACK ON PANEL PUT IN SHELVES JOB DONE 10 MINS.CONDENSOR FAN PULLED OFF BOTTOM BACK PANEL TO EXPOSE MOTOR AFTER UNPLUGGING REFRIGERATOR TOOK 1/4 INCH NUT DRIVER TOOK WHOLE ASSEMBLY OUT TOOK OUT TOP SCREWS 2 THAT HOLD MOTOR TO BRACKET TOOK OFF BLADES CHANGED MOTOR PUT BLADES BACK ON PLUGGED IN FRIDGE PUT BACK PANEL ON JOB DONE 15 MINS.FRIDGE WORKS LIKE NEW AGAIN ROBERT SMITH JOB VERY EASY.

no ice being produced & on Hot point dbl sided frig panel between freezer & frig very warm

  • Customer: TIMOTHY from SPRING VALLEY CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Water still came out the front when pressed, but no ice. After removing the Ice container, & the top shelf I noted the icemake inlet was iced over. I turned off the icemaker, turned down the freezer temp, & allowed Ice to melt, but problem returned. I next removed the back bottom cover & cleaned the condenser coils, & drain pan; they were extremely dirty. Then I noticed the condensor fan was not on. After getting the nomenclature plate info off the condenser fan motor I left the back cover off, & put an external fan to blow on the coils as a temporaty fix until I could get the part & replace it. During that time the refrig functioned normally. 3 days later my condenser fan motor I ordered from Parts Select arrived & I installed it.

Fan and housing cannot be removed together.

  • Customer: Andenet from Haymarket VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
On partselects video the gentleman removes the fan and housing in one piece. This is a great idea but does not work on this brand of ge. I removed the fan housing screw as instructed but left it in place and swiveled it enough to access the retaining screws with a socket driver. Over all swap of the fan was seamless and the video is a gem. Andy

FAN SQEELS

  • Customer: richard from castle rock CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
REMOVE BACK PANEL . REMOVED FAN SHROUD. REPLACED FAN AND PANEL. OPS CK OK SO FAR

Micro Switch out on water/ice dispenser

  • Customer: Gerald from Boise ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used putty knife to pry off frame from around dispensing unit. Pulled circuit board forward and unscrewed dispensing mechanism. located micro switch and replaced. Reinstalled dispensing unit, circuit board and frame.
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