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PSS26SGPASS General Electric Refrigerator - Instructions

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Fridge/Freezer stopped working

  • Customer: Brian from Flagstaff AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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The Part Select videos made the repair super easy. Monkey see -monkey do. One thing that should be stated more strongly is that you need to UNPLUG THE APPLIANCE SO YOU DON'T SHORT OUT THE MOTHERBOARD. Accidentally shorting out the motherboard makes the repair much more expensive.

Came home Found Ref/ Freezer completly defrosted

  • Customer: Robert from Trenton NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Using Nut Driver. Removed about 8 screws, removed all wire plugs. Then removed circuit board from back of freezer Installed new board and wire plugs, connected power cord and turned freezer back on

Ice dispencer didn't work

  • Customer: Donald from Montecello IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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per instructions supplied with main electronic control board. was much easier than I thought it might be.

Clicking sound. Compressor tried to start with each click, but would not start. Temperature display not lit.

  • Customer: Arnold from Hoodsport WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The instruction sheet (2-pages) supplied with the main control board were simple to follow. I removed the cover in back, carefully unplugged all the cable connectors, unscrewed the green ground wire, and lightly pinched the four white mounting pins with my fingers to release the old board. I then snapped the new board onto the four white pins, plugged all the cables back in, attached the ground wire under the closest available screw, and closed it up. I did not need to cut any wires. Plugged the refrigerator in and it's been running fine all day. The whole job took less than 10 minutes.

Started ticking like a bomb and losing coolness

  • Customer: Ron from Bowie MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Followed the Parts Select video step-by-step. It was exactly as the video described and took about 5 minutes (though I already had the cover off). Almost a week later and the refrigerator is running fine.

Door for ice maker sticking and not wanting to shut

  • Customer: Garth from Salinas CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed front control panel for depensing ice. Removed solenoid and replaced with new. Replaced tention spring for door. Took approx. 20 min. to complete job

frostiing and iceing inside freezer door.

  • Customer: Daniel from Englewood FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Followed instruction video to replace flapper,dispenser door recess crank and torsion spring. Turns out all these parts were good, however the solenoid valve was crusted with rust. Remved valve and cleaned plunger with knife,sandpaper and wd40. Wala everything is back to normal.

Water and ice despenser not working!

  • Customer: sammy from modesto CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed front Trim panel of despenser. Took pictures every step just incase! Remove control panel, push up and out! Remove 4 Phillip screws. Pull out Ice funnel, replaced torsion spring installed new one on ice funnel. Installed new micro switch by ice funnel. Recess crank removed from door were ice comes out. Installed new one . Cleaned all parts inside. Installed everything back! Easy took about a half hour,taking my time! Saved me about $300 . Thanks PartSelect.com!

Replace Refrigerator Gasket

  • Customer: Robert from Santa Clarita CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The customer service was outstanding. Ordered Monday and part arrive next day. I used a nongrease silicon spray on the gasket and it slipped into the slot without a problem.

Auger motor wouldn't stop running.

  • Customer: Thomas from Manassas VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed control panel. Snapped out pretty easily. Removed flapper assembly (4 small screws). Replaced micro switch by prying it away from its holder (unsnaps easily). Disconnected the two wires leading to the micro switch and connected them to the new microswitch and reinstalled switch in reverse order. Cost of switch, approximately $13 including shipping. Saved a ton of money doing it myself.

Water dispenser would not fill a glass completely

  • Customer: Jay from Oceanside CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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The trouble with DIYers is that they don't have very much experience with and the benefit of several repairs on the same appliance. So they must rely on their mechanical abilities and the youtube help of Steve. So they must resort to eliminating the variables as their diagnostic approach. In my case I was unable to find the exact description of my problem, so I began with what seemed like the most likely and the least expensive replacement. So after I had replaced the water valve, the micro switch and the main board I finally found the problem was the water filter by ordering and installing a water bypass valve which I did not have readily available at the start.

GE refer ice and water kept running

  • Customer: Mike from Spokane WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I researched the issue on line and replaced the microswitch. I didn't test the part since it was so inexpensive and the whole process only took me about 15 minutes to complete. I didn't know "where" the microswitch was located until I watched your video, a very helpful tool. Thanks PartSelect, the part arrived 3 days after I ordered it.Mike in Spokane, WA

Micro Switch out on water/ice dispenser

  • Customer: Gerald from Boise ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Used putty knife to pry off frame from around dispensing unit. Pulled circuit board forward and unscrewed dispensing mechanism. located micro switch and replaced. Reinstalled dispensing unit, circuit board and frame.

Frost built up inside freezer door around the ice dispenser

  • Customer: William from Seneca SC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I read other repairs listed that were related to my problem (found them very helpful). I ordered one of each part listed in the related repairs. I used a plastic putty knife/scraper to get the plastic trim piece to pull away from the freezer door (without marking the door or trim piece). I removed the plastic trim piece (it felt like it would break, but it didn't). I lifted up, and pull out, on the bottom of the control panel unit, and disconnected the wires. Next, I removed the four screws at the corners of the plastic ice chute housing and removed it. This exposes the dispenser door recess crank, recess door spring, recess door retainers (there are two, but I only bought one, no big deal, there was nothing wrong with the old ones), dispenser door solenoid assembly, dispenser door flapper/assembly, and switch. I replaced all of these parts, but I'm pretty sure only the dispenser door solenoid was causing my problem. I cleaned rust and mildew off all of the parts not being replaced and reassembled every thing in reverse order of the dis-assembly. The only thing that made this a little bit difficult was seeing what I was doing up inside the black plastic ice chute housing - the flashlight was a necessity (my wife had to hold it because I need both hands for the little bitty screws, especially those used at the little door retainer clips. Be really careful not to bend the recess door spring - it's easy to do (I bent the new one, and reused the old one).

Water dispenser not dispensing water

  • Customer: David from Georgetown TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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I went to the internet and found parts select web site. Saw all of the possible fixes for my problem and read all of the other repair stories. My story actually became a journey that is still continuing. I first changed the water filter, but still no water at the dispenser. I next disconnected the coupling at the bottom of the freezer door that carries water to the dispenser and when the dispenser was depressed, water flowed at the coupling, but not at the dispenser. After reconnecting the coupling, I turned the freezer setting to 1 for 4-5 days, but still no water at the dispenser (possibly the line was frozen, but we had recently been away for a week and the water dispenser still supplied water at a freezer setting of 4). Now I am at the point of the journey into replacing parts one at a time to get water. First I ordered the dual water valve for the ice maker and water dispenser. I replaced this valve with instructions from Parts Select and still no water at dispenser. Next I ordered and replaced the switch at the dispenser lever and still no water. Next was the solenoid attached to the ice door, ordered, replaced and still no water at dispenser. I am now at the final part in this repair and that is the $132 circuit board. So I will be ordering this part soon and hopefully that will fix the issue.
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