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GSS23WSTASS General Electric Refrigerator - Instructions

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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
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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.

fridge and freezer not staying cold

  • Customer: Ralph from Whittier CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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

Will not Defrost

  • Customer: Ronald from Sparland IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The replacement went very well. The video was not just as the unit I have but with a little work I worked it out. The service was very good. I received the part in 1 Day. Thanks for the good info. Keep up the good work regarding the videos. This helped. Just for the info. I did a post mortem of the switch. The strain of the wires pulling on the switch caused the failure of the switch. The design of the old temp switch was bad and workmanship was very poor in the original box. Thanks again Ron

freezer frosts up and then refrigerator gets warm

  • Customer: Rick from Mount Airy MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video instructions online and the job went very smoothly. Unfortunately, the problem is still occuring [this of couse is no fault of yours] there must be another problem to remedy. Really appreciate the videoThanks Parts Select for excellent product and quick delivery

REFRIGERATOR TOO WARM

  • Customer: Mary from Miami FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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We used Partselect troubleshooting appilication to figure out what was most likely causing the problem and what part would fix it. The suggested part was the freezer's defrost thermostat and the probability that this would fix it was 52%! The diagnosis made sense because when we emptied the freezer to see the part, the coils were frozen solid with a thick layer of ice. We thawed the ice and the refrigerator worked fine for a day and a half at which point the ice was back and the refrigerator was warm again. We ordered the part. It came in 2 days. We snipped two wires and removed the old part, twisted the wires of the new one in place, taped it up and it worked! Fast, easy, cheep! $8 for the part, about the same for shipping and no $70 service call. Selectparts is bookmarked for "house repair"!

Freezer compartment wouldn't regulate the temperature properly

  • Customer: Larry from Boyds MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Using a nut driver, I removed the panel that covers the freezer coil. Using wire stripper/cutters. I replace the Temperature sensor and Thermostat. I also replaced the heater element that comes on when the freezer goes into defrost mode. Worked like a charm. The original problem was the freezer compartment would thaw just enough to start the melting process then freeze everything and build up ice to the point where the ice that was produced from the ice maker would just turn into a big block of ice. Everything is working perfectly now with only an hours worth of work and about $75.00 in parts.

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
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I followed the step by step instructions on provided by Part Select. I replaced the coil heater and temperature switch.

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.

Ice melting and refreezing

  • Customer: Donald from tulsa OK
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Defrost cycle staying on too long causing ice to melt, refreeze and seizing up ice maker. Replaced temp sensor and defrost thermostat just to be sure. Fixed the problem.

The fridge and freezer were not staying cold because the coil was icing up.

  • Customer: patrick from Lamar CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We watched the how to install videos online then installed the new parts. Quick easy and now our freezer is defrosting like it should. Thanks Parts Select.

Frost build up on coils

  • Customer: Jesse from Kingman AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Removed shelves and light bulb. Undid the two screws on the back panel with nut driver. Snipped the two wire leads to the defrost thermostat. ( orange and pink wires) Carefully removed the defrost thermostat from the coil. Stripped both ends of the wire leads about a half inch and onnected with two wire nuts. Then wrapped with electrical tape to seal from moisture. Carefully attached defrost thermostat to coil. Screwed the back panel back on. Reinstalled light bulb and shelves. And plugged refrigerator back in. Works like a charm. Saved close to 100.00 dollars doing repair myself.

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 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
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