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TRS20WRHW3 Tappan Refrigerator - Instructions

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ice machine was now working correctly

  • Customer: colleen from salt lake city UT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
watched the video (VERY helpful) and then removed the old icemaker and replaced it with the new one. Difficult only because of the small working space in the side by side freezer plus you can't see what you're doing when you tighten the screws. Working like a charm now.

A 2" x 4" section on the bottom of the ice container bucket broke out.

  • Customer: David from Owensboro KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Simply detached the old ice container by removing four screws and removing one screw holding the lever onto the bottom of the container. A bit of advice; make sure you note how the spring is attached to the lever before removing the screw. It took me a bit to determine how the spring activated the lever when I was reattaching it to the bottom of the container. Also, double check your order before you finalize it. I must have inadvertently hit the item twice so I received two of them. This resulted in me having to return one item and paying for extra shipping both ways. I received the part within two days of my order. It was a very fast turn-around. Also, when I realized that I received two parts and had to call to explain the situation, I found the person on the phone to be extremely helpful and courteous. She sent me information regarding how to return the product and didn't ridicule me once for my stupidity.

Ice Maker stopped working

  • Customer: Justin from Cypress TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 2 screws that hold ice maker in place. Unplugged and took out of freezer. Used the screws I took out to put new ice maker in. Plugged in the power and in 2 days I had a full ice bin and haven't had any worries since. Should have replaced the broken one along time ago but thought that the process was harder than this. Very easy and suggest this to anyone having ice maker issues. Less than $100 and never have to buy ice for the house again.

I ept finding clumps of ice in try as though water was spilling over ice maker tray.

  • Customer: Vernon from Albuquerque NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I loosened the 2 1/4 inch nuts with a nut driver, disconnected the wire harness, and removed the old unit. to replace, I simply connected the harness and bolted the unit back in. The job took about 10 to 15 minutes and the new unit works better than the old one ever did.

door brackets were broke off refridgerator

  • Customer: Tonda from Holland OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Put the end caps on the metal bar and put it on the freezer door and it snapped right in.

Very easy to do in less then 4 minutes to do both shelves.

Thank you very much.

Rust on Front Plate and Drive Blade

  • Customer: Wayne from Westford MA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Downloaded a schematic of the ice container. Disassembled the ice container, keeping track of which different type of screws went where. Followed the schematic to ensure proper sequence of blades and spacers. Manually rotated unit prior to installing into the freezer in case of binding. Finished.

Right side door was grinding on the spindal.

  • Customer: Donna from Palmdale CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
We took the door off and replaced the pastic washer. Found out that the repair people never informed us that the door itself has a bit damaged so this repair would have to be done over and over. Nice way for them to make money off us.
We were able to fix it so that it will last a LONG time. Sometimes it realy can pay to do-it-yourself!

Left slide lip broken.

  • Customer: Joseph from Lake Mary FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the front Pull-face up off the old drawer...pushed the Pull-face down onto the new drawer--looked it over carefully and snapped it into place. Wish everything in my house were this easy to fix.

Ice maker stopped working

  • Customer: Joseph from Seal Beach CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First I determined the icemaker was the problem when it was no longer calling for water. You can hear that "whistle" for 6-7 seconds when it calls for water. Anyway, replacement was a piece of cake, but did not entirely fix my problem. I also had to flush the lines to the soloniods that allow water to flow through the filter and into the water storage tank because it was cloggged with a little piece of plastic.

Ice maker quit

  • Customer: William from Emerald hills CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Shut down Freezer/refrigerator. Disconnected water piping. Extracted old water valve. Replaced with new one. Turned on water and power.
Result, Ice cubes.

drawers support glide were broken and the side of the upper storage drawer was cracked

  • Customer: Graciela from san jose CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Very simple. I removed 2 screw each holding the old drawer support glide and I replaced it with the new support( 3 minutes to replace using old screws )
To replace the drawer I removed the front part of the drawer(just pop out) and I attached to the new drawer(no tools needed).
Now It looks I have a new refrigerator.

had to replace a broken plastic crisper drawer

  • Customer: Deborah from Aspen CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I talked to a human who spoke english and was pleasant. She managed to work with me in a timely fashion to order the desired piece of Kenmore refrigeration equipment in less time than what iiwas trying to do myself on the internet. Her knowledge that was very valuable made this experience exceptional and memorable. However, the price to replace a crisper drawer is ridiculous.

The front piece had to be removed by slipping it off the broken drawer and then slipped back onto the front of the new crisper drawer. The bottom did not exactly go where it was designed to go so there remains a gap. I could use tools or forcably try and pry it into place so it is flush and pretty but the thought of breaking it sends my wallet into seizures.

The ice maker wasn't filling with water.

  • Customer: Annie from Forest Hills NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I could hear the pump activating....the sound of the pump, but no water coming to the ice maker.
Finally, a minor flood in the basement, below the fridge. Pressure in the water line from the pump up the back of the fridge to the area of the ice maker...let go, sending water all over the place.
I had tried emptying the contents of the fridge and the freezer to attempt to let the line thaw, in case that was the problem, but I hadn't waited long enough. It took 2 days to thaw the frozen water in the line to the ice maker..... but that was the problem.
Interesting! the fridge and frezzer have independent thermostats, but when I turned down the freezer thermostat...the fridge went warm as well . The dual outlet water valve I bought, I'll just keep.

ice maker fill tube was freezing soild with water, water valve was leaking by.

  • Customer: Jim from Hiram GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
first, disconnected the power, turned off the water, marked the supply hoses 1 for water 1 for ice, removed the hoses and the supply water hose, and the wires, remove 2 holding screws from the valve, attached the new dual valve only needed 1 screw (due to the improved design) attached the wiring, and the marked hoses. and supply line to the new valve. put the frig back in place reset the ice maker. The next morning the ice bin was 1/2 way full. This unit is 15 years old and works like brand new now.

first fresh food too hot, then freezer too hot

  • Customer: Rita from Lake Luzerne NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Based on the website I decided it was most probably the defrost timer, and that was correct. I ordered it, watched the video, and two days later the part was at my door. Took the nut driver, removed 4 screws, then removed the old defrost timer, installed the new one, re-installed the whole plastic assembly with the four screws, and done!!! Couldn't have been easier.
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