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PSS26SGPASS General Electric Refrigerator - Instructions

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All Instructions for the PSS26SGPASS
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Freezer Kept defrosting

  • Customer: William A from Conyers GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I looked at the video that came with the part and followed what i saw. My wife and i was about to go out and spend between $1500 and $2500 on a new refrigerator due to continuous defrosting. It had been happening for about a year. I followed the instructions from the video and the defrosting has stopped. Thanks so much for the video and the part! We do not need a new refrigerator after all.

Refer too cold

  • Customer: Lucille from Fresno CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered from your web site because it was soooooo helpful, giving a diagnostic suggestions, given the problem being experience, as well as the percentages of how often certain parts failed. I ordered sensors first, as they were inexpensive to replace. When that didn't solve the problem, I ordered the next likely probable part, and that fixed the problem. I highly recommend your site. Courteous staff and fast response in shipping. I give you 5 stars!

freezer side freezing and thawing

  • Customer: Al from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the directions of the how-to video and completed job in less than 15 minutes and it solved the problem. It's been freezing like before.

not cold enough in the freezer compartment and cabin pressure also warmer than usual.

  • Customer: Barbara from Rodeo CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I called angies list to get a name of a repair person . We were having very hot weather and I did not want my freezer food to spoil. The cost was not bad for the look see $127.00 plus parts and labor added on to this. I decided to look on the internet and found your services and the video on how to replace the part that might be bad. I bought a new thermostat and also a sensor and added the control board as the refrigerator is 13 years old. I spent a total of $206.00 and did the work myself so no labor cost. I was so happy as a new refrigerator like this one would be $3100.00 plus tax. Thank You R. Polglase

Frige was warm and Freezer was freezing up

  • Customer: khampheuy from Kerrville TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I have checked the defrost thermostat:During the defrosting cycle the thermostat is still open

Freezer going into defrost too long & re-freezing items

  • Customer: Andrew from Simpsonville SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was intimidated by this repair(as I am with most repairs), because there were 2 possible problems. But being able to purchase both parts for $30 (including shipping) made it worth a try. Thanks to the instructional videos that were sent, the repair was much easier than I anticipated. For me, the hardest part was fitting my shoulders in the narrow freezer. Now the appliance works like a charm. This would have been a $150-$200 repair had I called a company to do it.

Refrigerator side was not cooling

  • Customer: Darryl from Weatherly PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the panel on the back wall inside the freezer side. To do this I unplugged the appliance, removed the racks, drawer, bulb and two screws holding the panel in place. The defrost cycle was not working so ice buildup on the coil was to the point of blocking air flow to the refrigerator side. I used a hair dryer set on high and stuffed two towels at the base of the coil to collect the melting frost and ice. Once the coil was clear of frost and ice I took the defrost timer off by sliding the clip off the tube, cut the wires and stripped the ends so I could use wire nuts to make the new connections . Placed the new defrost timer in the clip and reattached in the same location the old one was removed from. The sensor was replaced by doing the same steps. I replaced the panel after all the wire nuts were secured and the wires were tucked away where they would not interfere with the fan. Replaced the bulb, drawer, racks and food and plugged The refrigerator back in. 20 minutes from beginning to end.

freezer would not stay cold

  • Customer: mark from las vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
fallowed the short video and it was as easy as changing a light bulb

freezer, freezing up

  • Customer: Anthony from Forked River NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watch you tube demo how to do it.

Freezer Not Cooling

  • Customer: William from Winnetka CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Change thermostat and temperature sensor in the freezer section, but did not resolved the problem. Ordered the Main Control Board. After replaced the Main Controller Board. Refrigerator is back to normal.

REFRIGERATOR NOT COOLING- HOT

  • Customer: ronald from LADY LAKE FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video then ordered the DEFROST TIMER it was here in two days (ordered late Saturday arrived Tuesday). Spent $.16 on two wire nuts and went to work . The repair took one hour including defrosting the coils with a hair dryer . Your website is my " GO TOO " for parts and repair. I spent less than $20 including shipping !

Fridge and Freezer too warm

  • Customer: Benjamin from bear DE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I noticed that the fridge was getting too warm and that the freezer side was starting to get frost build up on the back wall. I figured I would replace the heater and heater thermostat just to be safe. I had to remove the 2 back screws and panel to reveal the evaporator coils. They were a solid block of ice so i had to use a hair dryer to melt all the ice off the coils. Install was a snap after that. Make sure you have a couple of small wire nuts since you have to cut the wires to the thermostat to wire on the new one. One week later and so far, so good. If I didn't have to take the time to defrost the coils, the install would have been under 30 minutes easy.

not defrosting

  • Customer: Claude B from Spring Grove PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed shelves and rear panel. cut wires, spliced in new part used wire nuts and filled wire nuts with silicone, replaced back panel and shelving

iec maker discharge chute frosting over not allowing ice to dispence

  • Customer: Mitchell G from Elkton VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Your video was very helpful but it addressed the model as having pull out racks, where as my freezer had pull out drawer baskets. This made removing the back panel very difficult. Secondly while I installed a new thermostat you should replace the temp.sensor as to avoid the difficult removal of the panel a second time if that proved to be defective also. Replaced thermostat and the problem of frosting over improved until the next day when the outdoor humidity increased the ice chute started to frost a little. I then replaced the ice door flapper and so far with the two replacements the the problem has been solved.

defrost would't work on side-by-side refrigerator

  • Customer: Silvio from Rolesville NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My defrost was not working, so from time to time I had to remove the accumulated ice with a hair dryer. I did some research and found out it is typically caused by a failing defrost thermostat, or temperature sensor. I purchase and replaced both for 30 dollars. Really easy. I watched the instruction videos on the site at least 5 times, so when I did it, it was like I was doing for the 5th time. Now the fridge works just fine!!
All Instructions for the PSS26SGPASS
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