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GSS20IETAWW General Electric Refrigerator - Instructions

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no defrost

  • Customer: James from Crestview FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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watched the video

Fridge & Freezer started getting warmer

  • Customer: Michael from Washington Twp MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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First I replaced the Defrost Thermostat. I unplugged the unit and removed the back panel from inside the freezer. Then I placed a portable heater near the freezer w/ the door open to melt the ice build up. After all the ice melted, I was able to replace the defrost thermostat per the video on your website. It took less than 15 minutes to do this repair. The Fridge and Freezer temperatures got better instantly. This worked for about 2 months, then the same symptoms started occurring again. This required all the same step above except this time I replaced the Defrost Heater Kit. So far it's working great...I'm glad I didn't send the defrost heater kit back after the first repair. A Repairman wanted to charge me $350.00 to fix the issue. I replaced 2 parts in less than 30 minutes for less than $50.00 including shipping. The videos for repair on this website were easy to follow! Thanks!

My refrigerator had a clicking noise

  • Customer: John from El Sobrante CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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After watching the video on the main control board removal and installation I had no problem replacing it. It was very simple.

Refrigerator and freezer stopped working, only inside lights on

  • Customer: Marinez from Bridgeport CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Really easy to change the board..I did spend more time trying to figure it out how to plug the ground wire, as the new board had different wires to ground. What i did was i switch the ground wires from the old board and put them in the new board. Problem solved, refrigerator and freezer running like new.

Tempeature in fresh food section was unstable and dropped below 32F frequently. Service technician had previously replaced the two temperature sensors but this did not remedy the problem. I decided to replace the main control board and this seems to have have resolved the problem.

  • Customer: James from Crestwood KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Removed the cover plate to gain access to the main control board. Disconnect the electrical connectiosn ad repalce the board. re-connect the electrical connections.

would not run no lights on panel control

  • Customer: Ricky from Panther WV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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real easy unplugged fridge took back small plate off marked and unplugged wiring plugs squeeze the four tabs still was tight coming off be careful or might break a tab i didnt but tight as it was knew it might happen so was very careful installed other board and put plate back plugged up worked prefect saved alot on repair bill for sure

Freeze and refrigerator sides at times were warmer than normal. Would not dispense water or ice threw door dispenser, also could hear a clicking noise every so often the last about 10 minutes at a time. I think the clicking would start on the main board when it went into the defrost mode. Defrost mo

  • Customer: Winston from Ford VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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UNPLUGGED the Refrigerator.Removed two screw from the panel on the (outside) back, took panel off, removed the wire harnesses, carefully removed old board off of the plastic pins, pushed new board on the pins, put wire harnessed back on in their proper places, put cover back on. Everything that was not working, was working now. Took less than 15 mins..

Refrigerator was not cooling

  • Customer: Barry from Las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Had a repairman come out and quote me over $600 to replace the control panel and the display. I went online and found you guys, watched the video, and replaced the control panel in less than 15 minutes. Your video was great and gave very clear instructions - unplugged the fridge, unscrewed the panel on the back, popped off the control panel and connectors using needle-nose plyers, put new control panel in place and reconnected all the plug-ins, put cover panel back on, plugged fridge in, reconnected and checked display inside front of fridge, it came on and lit up, closed the door and let the fridge cool to the proper temp. The fridge is now working great for around $175 for parts. Thanks!

The refrigerator/freezer were not getting cold after the circuit breaker tripped.

  • Customer: Stephen from Northridge CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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Based on the site, I figured the problem was the electronics board or the defrost sensor. After some multimeter work, I was pretty sure that it was the board; however, the defrost sensor was inexpensive so I bought both. I watched the videos, and the work was pretty much the way it was described. No problems or unforeseen issues.

ice maker and water dispenser stopped working and the fridge made a clicking sou nd as if something was turning on and off, got online and read faqs determined I needed a new mother board. nd

  • Customer: van from sandy UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I simply took out the old board as per video instructions. very easy . unplug 6 or seven connectors and ground wire slap in new board and reconnect . even a cave man can do it.

Compressor not coming on, not cooling.

  • Customer: Kevin from Morris IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Main Control Board not grounding compressor circuit. Jumped compressor to mak sure it would run. Compressor ran fine control board malfunctioning. Diagnosis was the hard part. Installing the board was very easy.

freezer warming

  • Customer: Terrance from Excelsior AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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pulled the plug and removed screws took out old board and put in the new

refrigerator and freezer were not cold enough nor would they stay a constant temperature

  • Customer: Dan from Meridian ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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I moved the refrigerator away from the wall, removed the back cover with a 5/16 nut driver, i removed the plugs from the board carefully using neadle nose pliers if needed, then i used the pliers to release the plastic tabs holding the board( 4) installed the new board reversing this process.

The water and ice dispenser suddenly stopped working. The light in the dispenser would dim whenever we tried to get water or ice.

  • Customer: BILL from N OLMSTED OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I pulled the power cord, removed the screws and the cover. After removing the screws from the main control board I unplugged all of the connections from the bad board and plugged them into the new board in the same order. An easy change and a real moneysaver!

replace control panel

  • Customer: Mary from New Orleans LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The repair was simple really. Merely a replacement part. After disconnecting the ribbon cables and removing old panel all that was left was to reconnect all 3 ribbon cables and the ground and put the cover back on. Simple even for a girl :-)
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