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GSS20IETAWW General Electric Refrigerator - Instructions

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All Instructions for the GSS20IETAWW
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ice flapper would not close

  • Customer: David from north port FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed front display and solenoid 3 screws and replace. Clean and install

Ice dispenser flap stopped opening and caused water dispenser line to freeze

  • Customer: ADAM from ORANGE BEACH AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Pull fridge away from wall and unplug it! Turn water valve off. Open freezer door and stuff a small rag/washcloth in hole where ice exits to keep the cold air in. There are 3 small holes on the bottom of the control panel, stick a small Phillips head screwdriver in the 2 outside holes and pop the control panel out. Pull the 3 connectors out of the back of the control panel. Set the control panel aside. Unscrew 4 Phillips head screws holding the plastic control panel bracket/ice cup/light bulb. Set this piece aside. Unscrew 3 screws that hold solenoid. Mine was completely rusted. Throw the old solenoid in the garbage. All the screws I removed were rusted. Go to home depot get some stainless steel screws that are the same size as the rusted screws and some spray rust inhibitor for metal and a tube of anti-seize. Wipe everything down with 1/10 solution of Clorox/water(q-tips help to get the tight areas)to get rid of all the MOLD. Spray a light coat of rust inhibitor on your new solenoid and let it dry. Coat the metal plunger of your new solenoid with anti- seize lubricant. Replace solenoid and all other screws that are rusted with stainless steel screws. Put the plastic bracket back in with 4 screws. Plug the 3 control panel wires back in and pop the control panel in the bracket. Pull the rag out of the ice chute, turn water back on, plug fridge in and push it back against the wall. Your done and hopefully the extra steps will help your solenoid last longer! Hope this helps!

Flap not closing completely causing ice build up in freezer

  • Customer: Victor from Aylett VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Slip the front cover off by gently pulling down, carefully un-plug the wire connectors (x3), remove 4 screws and remove paddle assembly. 2 screws hold the flap on and 3 hold the solenoid. Replace the screws with stainless so they won't rust. I tried coating the solenoid in lithum grease to prevent rust, onlt time will tell if it works.

Some screws was rusted so I take more time.

  • Customer: huan from garden grove CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just follow to the video and take step by step. It's was very helpful and easy. Thank you.

Ice dispenser flap door stayed open

  • Customer: Douglas from Hickory Corners MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed the Control Panel and the outside of the Dispenser Outlet. Removed the Flapper Door and the solenoid. Replaced both parts with new parts, and re-assembled. The pin, at the top of the Solenoid was badly worn and the plastic arm was very rough on the surface adjacent to the worn pin.

Ice was freezing in clumps in the shute(in door itself) and prohibiting the flapper from closing. Warm air enters from the kitchen through this opening and melts/freezes the cubes in shute into a clump.

  • Customer: Salvatore from Fort Myers FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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1-Duct taped around the rectangular grid on the face of the door.2-Usinng a putty knife I removed the frame(just held with small plastic grommits3-The front panel with buttons for water/ice etc---push up and remove.4-Did not unplug the refrigerator until after this item was lifted up and I duct taped it to the refrigerator door to keep it out of the way.5-Once taped out of the way I unplugged from electrical.(***there was no need to unclip the small connectors to this panel----less likely to break the prongs if the above is followed)6-2-3 screws removed the solenoid which in my case was my problem(((Solenoid was completely destroyed by the amount of rust that it exhibited. ******If you have to replace flapper and or it and the spring-----this doesn't look very difficult either. Just keep the doors shut while electric out. I'm handy but not an expert on anything---doing it was easier than what I expected. Should take no more than 1-2 hours

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!!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER BLOWING WARM AIR

  • Customer: Robert A from Cambridge MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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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.

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.

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.
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