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RT21LMXKQ09 Roper Refrigerator - Instructions

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All Instructions for the RT21LMXKQ09
751-765 of 790
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Broken fan blade

  • Customer: Wayne from Decatur IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Remove back cover. Slide blade off, slide new blade on.

Lost hindges on the refrig. door

  • Customer: John from Magnollia TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered new set and installed

the part was loos

  • Customer: Deravine from New London CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
the repair it good and easy ,vo helper to do it.

Frame was cracked and would not hold the drawers in.

  • Customer: Sally from Freeville NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy to do. Crisper frame just snapped in and fit well.Very happy with results.

Water was not getting to Ice Maker

  • Customer: Charles from San Antonio TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Pulled Fridge from wall
Unplugged the fridge
Shut off water supply
Removed cardboard dust cover with ¼ inch nut driver
Unplugged wire harness from switch
Used small adjustable wrench to remove water line from input side of valve
Used sharp knife to cut water line leading to ice maker (compression fitting)
Used ¼ inch nut driver to remove water valve
Installed new valve in reverse order
Time taken, 10 minutes

Ice maker syopped working pump went bad.

  • Customer: David from Danville IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Straight forward.Vey easy to do

Ice maker leaked water from the cube dispensing tray--1 icicle in the rear of tray

  • Customer: Leslie from Columbus OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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We thought that the problem was with the inlet valve, perhaps dispensing too much water and causing the overflow that caused the leak. Installation of the valve was easy, but it didn't fix the leak. After some more tinkering, we discovered that the problem was that the ice maker itself had gotten out of kilter, that the rear part was tilted down too far and was causing the overflow that created the icicle. The rear part of the unit needed to be raised by adjusting the rear screw that attaches the ice maker to the refrigerator. Easy to fix that, and so far, no more leak. It didn't hurt, though, to get a new valve and be forced to clean out the back of the fridge, as well as replace the copper water inlet tube with a plastic one.

Frozen-split plastic on old unit

  • Customer: Gary from Fayetteville GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered alternate water inlet value-reattached new one as described on enclosed instructions. Newer type inlet connection-was not sure but it worked as described.

Refrigerator is not getting cold while freezer remained operational

  • Customer: Russell from Dayton OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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I unplugged the refrigerator(for safety). Using a 1/4" nut driver I removed 1 screw holding ice tray rack. I then removed the 2 screws holding the lower shroud inside the freezer section. I then removed 1 screw holding cover plate where ice maker would be and disconnected the ground wire from the back panel. I then removed the 2 screws holding the back panel in place. This allowed me to removed back panel from from inside the freezer. I removed the fan blades from evaporator motor by pulling straight away from motor. I was then able to disconnect the power wires and the ground wire from evaporator motor. Using the 1/4" nut driver I removed the 2 screws holding the front motor bracket and removed the evaporator motor from its bracket housing. Using the an electrical cord that i had fashioned with two female spade connectors on each lead of the wire, i connected these to the motor and plugged the male end of the electrical cord into a standard 110v outlet to verify that the motor was in fact the defective component. The motor did not operate so I replaced the evaporator motor with a new motor and put everything back in reverse order. The refrigerator is running like a champ and keeping the refrigerator contents a cool 42 degrees. Thanks PartSelect.com

No cold air reaching refridgerator

  • Customer: David from Gastonia NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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I watched the repair video. My son followed my instructions. He removed the ice-maker. The back panel was frozen, so we chipped and waited for the ice to thaw. There are three wires to remove from the old fan. My son used his cell phone to take a picture of the correct wiring. He used needle nose pliers to get the motor off the bracket. I used hot water to thaw the ice, so we could get the back panel to fit properly. If we weren't waiting for the ice to melt, we could have finished in about a half-hour. I'm 86 years old, and have carpel tunnel. My son is 63. Together, we make a good team.

Refrigerator not cooling properly

  • Customer: Thomas from prescott AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
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1. Turn thermostat down to ensure cooling cycle turns on. Open freezer compartment and listen for air flow/fan. If no air flow or fan, but compressor seems to be working, then proceed to next steps. 2. Turn thermostat up to shut off refrigerator cooling cycle. 3. Open freezer and remove wire shelf (if installed). 4. Using nutdriver or socket set, remove screws securing metal panel on the back wall of the freezer interior. 5. Pull metal panel out to expose evaporator fan and evaporator coil. 6. Ensuring area around fan is clear, turn thermostat down to again start cooling cycle and check if fan operates - if not, then fan needs to be replaced. 7. Turn off refrigerator and unplug from electrical outlet. 8. Order replacement fan (unless you happen to keep one in stock). 9. Remove two screws securing fan and fan bracket assembly to back wall of freezer, note wire connections to fan (red, white and green), disconnect wires and remove fan assembly. 10. Gently pull off fan blade, it is a compression fitting. 11. Remove two screws holding back and front fan brackets together and remove fan motor. 12. Remove rubber gasket from front and back of old motor and insert then on the new replacement fan motor (these rubber gaskets align to openings in the fan brackets, thereby holding the motor in place when installed back into the brackets). 13. Reinstall fan brackets onto new motor matching how the old motor was assembled. 14. Press the fan blade onto the new motor shaft. 15. Reinstall fan motor assembly onto back wall of freezer. 16. Reconnect wires to new motor as they were previously connected to old motor. 17. Reinstall back wall metal panel that covers the fan motor assembly and evaporator coil. 18. Reinstall wire shelf (if applicable). 19. Plug refrigerator in and adjust thermostat to normal setting to initiate cooling cycle. 20. Open freezer and listen for fan and airflow, if you hear it operating correctly, then close freezer and refrigerator and confirm temperatures after refrigerator has cycled through one full cooling cycle - adjust thermostat as necessary. 21. Tell your spouse or significant other that for less than fifty dollars you just saved the price of replacing the refrigerator.

evap. fan very noisy

  • Customer: Gary from Yuma AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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The repair was very easy, unplug ref. open freezer door, and remove base plate, then remove screws on back plate. I had to tilt top of back plate to remove from freezer. This gives you access to the evap. fan Pull of the three wires, and remove screws from fan bracket, which bolts to the back of ref. Remove fan motor from bracket (2) screws, remove motor, and put replacement motor on bracket, pull fan blade off old unit and push on new motor shaft. Reverse the installation, and you are done. Pretty easy.

Lower part of refrigerator was not cooling

  • Customer: Peter from Oswego IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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About 7 screws total. ! screw holding side shelf removed. 2 screws holding bottom rear panel removed. 2 screws holding rear panel top removed. 2 small screws holding the fan motor bracket. Remove 3 wire connectors from fan motor and then remove plastic fan(pull off) Then just reverse the procedure. As always please make sure unit is unplugged. If there is ice buildup in freezer use a blow dryer to melt and then dry unit. Very easy fix!

Cold air not getting to the fridge.

  • Customer: Keith from Channelview TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Removed the 2 screws on the panel at the back of the freezer compartment. Removed the air tower from the back panel. Removed aground wire and a wire plug from th back panel and removed the panel from the freezer compartment. Removed the 2 screws holding the fan motor and motor brackets to the back wall of the freezer. Compressed the bracket tabs on the motor bracket and removed the motor from the brackets. Removed the ground wire and the electrical wire connections from the motor. Installed the new motor in the reverse order, reassembled the motor brackets, reinstalled the back panel and the air tower into the freezer compartment and pluged inthe refrigerator and turned on the temperature control. Fridge running perfect.

Refrig/Freezer not cold.

  • Customer: John from Hampton NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I noticed that the refrigerator and freezer were not cold and that the freezer was starting to defrost. Found Parts Select online followed the trouble shooting tips and found the evaporator fan was not working. Ordered the parts I needed and had the unit up and running within 30 minutes of receiving the parts. Shipping was fast and ordering was easy.
All Instructions for the RT21LMXKQ09
751-765 of 790