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RT21LMXKQ03 Roper Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for RT21LMXKQ03 parts

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All Instructions for the RT21LMXKQ03
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exchange of defective light rocker switch

  • Customer: Steve from River Edge NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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1)pry out the old/defective light rocker switch with a screw driver (flat head) and pull out the cables 2)unplug two connectors at the end of light rocker switch 3) connect new light rocker into two connectors 4)push the wires inside and put back new light rocker switch

Front wheel broke

  • Customer: Donna from Littleton NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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Instructions came with the part I ordered and they were very easy to follow. Basically you have to remove the cardboard cover from the back. Then you remove the four screws at the bottom (2 front, 2 back) that hold the bottom plate on. My husband tilted frig and held it while I put a block(4" x 1/2") under the bottom outside frame (not the bottom plate). You can see a ridge on the frame which is where I placed the block. My husband braced the frig the whole time I did the repair just to ensure it didn't fall on me even though it was blocked. The bottom plate didn't slide back at first. I took a flat screw driver and hammer and slightly tapped the bottom plate through the screw hole that secures the bottom plate to the frame. I tapped 2 or 3 times...gently each tap...until the bottom plate dropped down. Which was the 1/2" noted in the instructions. I then was able to access the front wheel, remove the pin and replace with the new one. We replaced both front wheels so I did not replace the bottom plate until we replaced the second wheel. We removed the block and tilted the frig to the opposite side, blocked then I replaced the second wheel. Once that was done I removed the block, my husband let the frig down gently and I went to the back and tapped the bottom plate forward. It didn't quite want to go back in place but with patience it finally and then was able to put all screws back in. Donna

right front wheel broken off ...couldn't roll refrig out

  • Customer: ROBERT from Pilot Hill CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
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Looked up the refrigerator model number, found parts break down and ordered wheel assy...thought it was the wrong but wheel size was right...read the instructions (good thing) and found out you had to slide entire bottom panel out 1/2 inch to access a hidden pin...did as the instructions said, slid out the bottom panel, found pin as advertised, removed pin, broken part fell out, replaced the wheel assembly, repinned, slid the bottom panel in (a bit more harder than getting it out), replaced all screws and was completed in about 40 -50 minutes. Good thing it came with instructions!!

defrost tray & drain, pluged with ice in freezer section

  • Customer: Gerald from Woodacre CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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poured boiling hot water into drain; removed most ice with hair dryer. Clips(2) positions the defrost tray & drain under the freezer condenser. A "home-made" coil of 18g copper wire inserted into the drain hole, & secured to the defrost heater further prevents the drain from iceing shut!

replace hinge bracket on fridge door

  • Customer: Albert from Dunmore PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
taped the door shut ,measured a block of wood and stuck it under the door for support.....unbolted bottom hinge,slipped on hinge bracket and reassembled.no muss no fuss.

Shelf holder mising

  • Customer: Pierre from Kildeer IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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All I had to do was snap the end caps into the shelf holder and snap into the door. Easy as can be!

bent door shelf bars

  • Customer: Lucy from Portland OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was able to replace the the shelf bars with no difficulty after finding the right parts on PartSelect. The easy to view measuring menu helped me get the right size for the fit I needed. You always worry when you don't have the item in front of you but they make it easy to gauge. I will use them again. I replaced three bars that had been driving me crazy.

White handle had yellowed over time

  • Customer: Frank from Reidsville NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Remove 4 screws to remove old handle. Install new handle

door handle broke off

  • Customer: sumi from burtonsville MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Replaced with new handle. The handle broke on thursday, the part was sent on friday. It arrived on .Saturday. Great service. Was pleased that the part was still available.

Broken door handle

  • Customer: Mary from Watsonville CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Very easily!

Broken and seperated door handle needed to be replaced.

  • Customer: Kevin from Skookie IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Viewed the repair video at partselect.com provided for the part and its replacement. When the part arrived I followed the video guidelines and replaced the part without any difficulty. It was a snap. The shipped and arrived in very good time.

no cooling

  • Customer: Louis from Seneca SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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replace thermostate

Had to "bump" the thermostat enclosure to get Fridge to cycle ON and OFF

  • Customer: Donald from Mapleton IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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It's easy IF you have a 1/4" nut driver that is not too FAT. My first driver WAS too fat and it would not fit up the narrow plastic tunnel to reach the screw, and the screw has no slot so you can't use a screwdriver. The part shipped without directions, but on-line HELP explained everything clearly. I panicked at first because the Fridge did NOT kick on immediately after turning the new thermostat ON. There must be some sort of "waiting period" in the compressor that doesn't allow quick recycling. That scared me, so I re-installed the OLD thermostat, and it worked, so I re-installed the NEW unit, waited a few minutes, and it turned on and has worked flawlessly now for several days.

with palm of hand had to smack bottom of cold control cover waist high inside of box to get going again.

  • Customer: Bernard from Owenton KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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ordered thermostat got three days later in mail,great quick service.....running fine, now, wife happy for less than 60 bucks,thats a miracle.

Refrigerator was turning off intermittently

  • Customer: Loren from Woodstock GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Removed temperature knob, removed one screw and removed cover plate. Removed old thermostat (3 electrical connections), removed plastic sleeve from old thermostat and placed on new thermostat, and installed new thermostat. Easy access at the front of the refrigerator so only took 15 minutes to remove and replace. Only small issue was bending the sensor sufficiently to fit into slot of the cover and thru pinch points while placing the thermostat.
All Instructions for the RT21LMXKQ03
871-885 of 922