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TRS20WRHW1 Tappan Refrigerator - Instructions

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Freezer iced up, fridge section warm

  • Customer: Guillermo from Miami FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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After reading other posts, I decided to change the defrost thermostat, so I watched the videos, and did that. It got better, but the problem persisted, and the ice was still building up in the freezer section. So I decided that the problem was with the defrost heater. I ordered a new one, that was here under 24hs (using the Fedex ground). I replaced it, measured the old one and saw that it was not passing any current at all (so it was really burnt). Now the fridge is good as new, maintaining the proper temperatures both at Freezer and Fridge sections. Thank you Parts Select ! With $ 70 in parts I was able to get back my appliance working !!!

ice in tray would not release

  • Customer: john from sicklerville NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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moved freezer items to right of icemaker,loosen two nuts lifted icemaker over nuts,squeezed and pulled cable out turned over marked L bracket screw with marker for location plugged cable in tighten screws,made ice in 2 1/2 hours john

FREEZER WORKED FINE, REFRIGERATOR WAS 47 DEGREES

  • Customer: Allan E from Manhattan IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I WENT ON PARTSELECT PUT IN MAKE AND MODEL NUMBER, A LIST SHOWED THE PROBABLE CAUSE. I WATCHED THE HOW TO VIDEO. WHEN I RECEIVED THE PART IN SHORT ORDER I LOOSENED 2 SCREWS DISCONNECTED THE WIRING PLUG (SPRAYED IT WITH CONTACT CLEANER) PLUGED IT IN, REMOVED SCREWS FROM OLD PART PUT THEM IN NEW ONE. PUT TIMER BACK IN ITS LOCATION AND TIGHTENED THE SCREWS. VERY EAZY, WORKS FINE.

Overheat coils at the bottom inside of the freezer

  • Customer: Costas from new hyde park NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I pick up very fast at these kind of small jobs but because of my very busy schedule I decided to call (2 times) technicians about my problem but none of them had any idea. About my repair, I removed the grill at the bottom of the refrigerator, unscrew a small plate (located on the bottom left side) that's holding the defrost timer. I plug on the new part, screw back the plate with the defrost timer and that was it. Don't forget to turn clockwise with your finger the timer until you hear a "click" and then turn it slightly more to the right. There is also a video on U-tube.

ICE MAKER NOT WORKING

  • Customer: Kenneth from Cypress CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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TESTED FOR POWER AND FOUND THE THERMAL CUT-OFF BAD. INSTALLED NEW ONE.

Cracked drawer

  • Customer: Collette from Brainerd MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed front panel out of existing drawer, it slid up and out, slid it into new drawer, drawer was as good as new!

changed defrost timer

  • Customer: Gerry from Apache Jct AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed the video very esay

fridge side was getting warm.

  • Customer: Darryl from Russellville KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
open freezer door two screws just below unscrew slide piece to side unplug reinstall very simple.

The ice maker quit making ice.

  • Customer: Kenneth from Allen TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I noticed that the two gears weren't meshing together so upon inspection I saw that one of the gears had an inner piece missing making it weak so it kept popping out away from the other great. I ordered the new gear and unscrewed the old one off and put the new one on. So easy. It made Ice beautiful after that

Refrigerator section warm, freezer working properly

  • Customer: Kenneth from Collegeville PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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I followed the advice of many people with the same problem, and replaced the Defrost Thermostat and Defrost Timer. Both repairs were relatively easy, and the problem appears to be solved. The replacement of the Defrost Timer is very easy (about 30 minutes), and I wish I had stopped at that step and waited 48 hours to see if that fixed the problem. But, I wanted to replace both parts that I had purchased - - In my refrigerator, access to the Defrost Thermostat is through the back of the freezer panel. Not too difficult to get to the area, but I had a bit of a problem in replacing the part, and might have been better-off to see if step 1 fixed the issue. The problem that I ran into is that I don't have a crimping tool, and crushed both of the connecting sleeves when trying to 'crimp' them with a set of wire-strippers. Rather than to invest in a crimping tool, I connected the wires and sealed with electrical tape - - Now that the issue is resolved, I will likely re-open and use a proper connecting sleeve (with a proper crimping tool). My advice is to buy both parts, and replace just the Defrost Timer first. Chances are good that it may fix your problem, and you are only out $20 for the second part, which you can leave in your junk drawer until you may need it some day! All in all, it was a great way to spend $40 and avoid a costly service call!

refer quit cooling and so did freezer

  • Customer: jerry from petaluma CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I replaced the defrost timer,defrost thermostat,and run cap.as it turned out the compressor went bad. I dont know the model because but the time I got this review I replaced the refer with a knew one . two weeks living out of coolers was so much fun !!!!!!!!

Freezer wouldn't go in to defrost cycle

  • Customer: John from Long Beach CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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After some troubleshooting to ensure the thermostat and heating element were working, determined that the defrost timer was the problem. With the defective part, I was able to manually advance the timer to activate the defrost cycle, but it wouldn't do so on its own. Unplugged the refrigerator from the wall. Timer is located in the refrigerator compartment at the very top. The compartment houses the cooling thermostat, the light bulb and the defrost timer. Using 1/4" nut driver, remove 4 screws holding compartment cover to top of fridge. Lower a bit to access electrical wiring. Wiring harness can be unplugged to work on the timer away from the fridge which makes it a bit easier. Timer is mounted with 2 phillips head screws. Remove screws and unplug timer from wiring. Install new timer, plug in wiring, secure with the phillips head screws and remount entire compartment.

Stopped making ice.

  • Customer: Joseph from SHERMANS DALE PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I watched the video and it seemed pretty easy. I ordered the new ice maker. It arrived in 5 days and I chanted it in less the 30 minutes. A little tricky seeing where you have to loosen the screws but not hard. and in 2 hours I had ice again.

Faulty defrost timer. Freezer would not maintain temperature

  • Customer: Steve from Nineveh IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video once. Removed four 1/4 inch screws with a nut driver unplugged the unit, took out two screws securing the timer. Replaced did all of this in about 10 minutes. It was "exactly" as the video showed and it's worked perfectly since the replacement of the faulty timer. I saved a $75.00 service call minimum and the part was more than likely cheaper from Part Select than from the repair facility. Although I'm a pretty good handy man, you would not need any experience to make this repair. The instructions are precise and the part fit perfectly.

gETTING THE DRAWER FRONT OFF THE OLD DRAWER WAS A PROBLEM

  • Customer: Patricia from Middletown OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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Make sure the drawer is very clean and there is no residue at the base of the drawer. If needed put very hot water in the drawer to disolve any gunk. Then pry the lip on the reverse side of the drawer with a screw driver. then the front will slide up and come off easily. If the drawer has any gunk in it, the front will not come off.
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