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PSS26SGPASS General Electric Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for PSS26SGPASS parts

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All Instructions for the PSS26SGPASS
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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
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Just like the video show on the wed site.

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

Freezer temperature not cold enough

  • Customer: William from Crossville TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just followed the directions given and watched the video provided on line from Parts Select. The only disadvantage is my size trying to get my arms into the freezer space. A woman could do it much easier because of their size. The freezer is working fine now and maintaing temperature required or specified. If necessary I'll use this site again. Thanks...a 74 yr young senior

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

Will not Defrost

  • Customer: Ronald from Sparland IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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

REFRIGERATOR TOO WARM

  • Customer: Mary from Miami FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

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.

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 temperature in the refreezer and refrigerator was slowly getting warmer although the condensor motor was running continually.

  • Customer: gene from Pocatello ID
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug the refrigerator and remove frozen food, shelving, light and back panel inside the freezer section to expose the cooling coils. The coils were completely iced over. Using a wet dry vacuum to discharge the air toward the coils quickly melted the ice. The trouble shooting section on your website described my problem and I bought both items which were the most common problem. Using the video(s) e-mailed to me when purchasing the parts provided great information regarding details for the repair. After replacing both parts the refrigerator is working great having spent just under $25.00.

Ice box freezer

  • Customer: GERARDO DE from BROOKLYN NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replace defroste thermostat :i defrost al the ice

The freezer was only cold on the bottom and the refrigerator crisper was icing up also.

  • Customer: Paul from South Bethlehem NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the back pannel from inside the freezer. Defrosted the ice build up. Removed the shroud from the back top of the freezer. ( This contains the fan and the light assembly). Removed the fan and replaced the motor. Cut the wire for the temperature sensor and wired in the new one. removed the defrost thermostat and replaced with the new one. Reassembled the unit and reinstalled it into the freezer compartment. replaced the pannel and plugged unit back in.

fan made howling noise

  • Customer: raymond from peachtree city GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
it was easy the only thing was i had to cut old harness to remove 2 wires that went to coil that had to go back in the new harness other then that a peice of cake.

UNit was not cooling properly. Only the bottom side of the freezer was cold, and the same on the other side, just the bottom.

  • Customer: julio from Brea CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching some videos on U tube on how to check the mother board, I did some checking and found out that all the voltages and resistances were OK, so I ordered the fan, the thermistor and a temperature sensor.I got the parts really quick, just a couple of days.After I got the parts I watched the videos suggested in the parts select web page, and I was able to install everything without problems.Now my fridge is working fine, with excellent cooling.
All Instructions for the PSS26SGPASS
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