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TFC20M6AW3 Tappan Freezer - Instructions

All installation instructions for TFC20M6AW3 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the freezer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the TFC20M6AW3
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Clicking sound then within a minute clicking again, not cooling.

  • Customer: Melvin from Semmes AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 56 of 63 people found this instruction helpful
UNPLUG REFRIGERATOR. Carefully remove relay from the side of the compressor. You shouldn't need a tool to do this, if it is hard you can gently pry the edge with a flat head screw driver just to loosen. Unplug white and red wires from relay, noting that the white wire goes in the hole with a #2 stamped beside it. Shake old relay, if it rattles like a baby rattler then it's most likely the problem. Replace wires into the new relay and plug back into the compressor.

buttom of refrigerator not cold

  • Customer: Giuseppe from brick NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 12 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
unplug it, pulled compressor start relay,which i thing it was the problem, but i replace bolt, very easy.

Stopped working, cooling.

  • Customer: Jennifer from Jonestown TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 11 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
I used a small screwdriver to disconnect wires from old starter. I connected the overload and starter, two wires. I put the unit back in the keeper, plugged the unit in, turned up the thermostat and it's working beautifully.

needed baskets for single items

  • Customer: Roberta from Winnfield LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 13 of 20 people found this instruction helpful
I bought the freezer second hand, When I really started using it all the time it was inconvenient for the single items to reach down in three feet of larger frozen items.

I went to a store to see about getting a basket, They told me the next time I was there, get them the model number and they would see what they could do.

I just came home and got the model number and put name of the freezer in the search engine, Bingo it was done and I win.

Only took a couple days and my new basket was here. I am so pleased I ordered a second one.

replacement freezer keys

  • Customer: CHARLOTTE from SEDALIA MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 9 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
I accidently threw away both freezer keys to our upright Gibson and G.E. Freezers!!!! I had no luck finding replacements locally, so I got on the internet and came across PartSelect.com. I called them on the telephone; and after giving the model numbers of my freezers, the keys were on their way!! I received the keys very quickly and both worked perfectly. I would highly recommend Partselect.com. Charlotte M. Bishop

would not freeze

  • Customer: John from Virginia Beach VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 11 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
unplugged, removed old parts, replaced with new

just quit working

  • Customer: Denise from Lowell MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 9 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
Bought a new
capacitor.

Freezer quit. Compressor would not start.

  • Customer: Steve from Neosho MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Like another post, the start relay rattled like a baby rattle. Replaced the start relay and freezer works great.

Refrigerator quit running

  • Customer: Frederic from Daytona Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 6 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
I located the part that was the culprit as it had buzzed very much before quitting. This is an easy removal as the part is in a two prong jack and just needs to be carefully removed with the new part inserted back in the jack provided. The refrigerator works fine now, but the run capacitor will still buzz on start up of the compressor. I do hope this is normal in this model? anyway it runs fine mow. Thank you.

Refrigerator was not cooling

  • Customer: Vicki from Johnson City TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 6 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
This was a simple job. Raised the flap in the back that houses the compressor, removed the wire that holds the relay, pulled out the old relay and pushed the new one on. Replaced wire holder and that was it. Plugged it frig and freezer is at zero and lower compartment at 35. As easy as brushing your teeth!

The freezer door wouldn't stay shut due to two irresponsible children.

  • Customer: Paul from Cape Coral FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
We ordered the part, which was a key, tied it on the freezer door handle, locked the door and voila, the problem was fixed. (We still have the children. :-)

Lost Locked Freezer Door Key

  • Customer: Robert from San Rafael CA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Had to drag the full freezer out from the wall to expose the name plate, got the Model # and S/N and found the key on the partselect website in minutes. It was cheap so I got two. Other than FEDEX not knowing my address correctly, when I finally got the key it worked fine. Not a problem anymore.
Thanks

mottor starts than stop.

  • Customer: Gilmar from Miami FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
i looked byhind the freezer , the mottor has the relay connected to it.i took out the relay, and i descovery something was loose inside, i decided to take to check out at sears to see if they have in stock that especific relay. they did not have, they could order, that's when i dicided to go ahead and looking for in the internet, good i found PARTSELECT,they had the part and i was very nice attended,they sent in 2 days i had fix my freezer. thanks PARTSELECT. gilmar couto.

Just lost key

  • Customer: Toni from Little Rock AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
No repair. The key fit!

I LOST THE KEY

  • Customer: VICKIE from DAWSON GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I ORDER ANOTHER ONE THANKS
All Instructions for the TFC20M6AW3
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