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TRS20WRHW5 Tappan Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for TRS20WRHW5 parts

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

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Ice maker burned out

  • Customer: John from Alexandria, VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 10 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
Removing the old unit was easy enough, just loosened two screws that attach unit to side of freezer and disconnected the wiring harness. But the new unit never goes in quite as easily because it's always just a little different from the original. In this case, the wiring ended up being about six inches longer and the excess had to be stuffed behind a shield at the rear of the unit. Theoretically, the wire could have been pushed back through the opening, but it got jammed and wouldn't go. I had to remove side rails and pry the shield forward in order to get the wiring back out of the way. The unit is a narrow side by side, so there wasn't a lot of room to move around. But it wasn't difficult, just tedious. I had to make sure the wiring did not come into contact with the heating element at the bottom of the icemaker. Once installed it worked great.

Ice Would Not Work - But Water Disp Did

  • Customer: JAMES from HENDERSON, NV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 9 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
Shut off water/power - pulled tray -loosened two screws holding ice maker - lifted it up and off - unhooked power connection installed new maker in reverse of above - power supply line was much to long but just pushed it under the ice tray ( away from the maker ) prior to ordering looked at comments from others regarding installation

Odor like burning Electrical all through refrig.

  • Customer: Gordon from Marlborough, CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 9 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
Remove back panel inside Freezer compartment remove 2 screws that hold (small) fan motor. Unplug electric motor supply and install new motor in reverse order

ice maker would not make ice

  • Customer: paul from traer, IA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 11 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
un plug fridge. removed ice maker from fridge. loosen 2 mounting screws. lift unit in slots to get over heads of screws. unplug wire harness. remove cover. remove 3 screws from control housing. remove 2 motor mounting screws. unplug motor wires from switches w/needle nose. installation is the reverse. plug in fridge turn on icemaker. takes 10 to 15 min to start to cycle.
easy and cheaper than new fridge or ice maker

frezer not staying cold enough to freze newly added product

  • Customer: Robert H. from Grand Blanc, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 10 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
took the shelves out, unscrewed the rear panel,unpluged the thermistat and uncliped it from the line.Replaced with new thermistat in the reverse order. Before turning the unit back on,allowed the coils to defrost.All of the process was shown in your vidio that I was able to view while ordering the part. Thank you

housing-crusher was broken

  • Customer: Bob from Milton, WV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 9 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
removed ice maker box and disassembled crusher unit on front of box and installed new housing.

Drawer tracks had cracked

  • Customer: LOUIS from WOODLAND HILLS, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
it was pretty straight forward, pulled the old drawer out , emptied it out of all the food of course then i removed the front clear panel using a screw driver to gently pry off that part, the front then just slides and snaps on to the new part really easy . slide it back in and hopefully it should last another 10 years.

Condensor fan motor failed

  • Customer: Guy from Califon, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 9 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the old fan--three small nuts and snap off connection. Ordered part and received the next day. Your company is great!!

Defrost function in freezer was not working, while the refrigerating side was warm

  • Customer: Sophia from San Antonio, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
1. Turned off and unplugged the refrigerator.
2. Removed the lower back panel inside the freezer with a screwdriver.
3. Unplugged the thermostat. (No tool is needed)
4. Ordered a new thermostat from PartSelect and it arrived in 2 business days.
5. Plugged in the new thermostat..
6. Put the lower back panel inside the freezer with screwdriver.
7. Plugged in the Refrigerator and turned the power back on.
8. It is working again!!!

Ice Would Not Dispence

  • Customer: Jerry Baten from Pampa, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 15 of 32 people found this instruction helpful
Took the ice storage bin out. Took the unit apart,and disamble the augar unit. Ordered parts from manufacture, which arrived in two days. As soon as I got the parts, I reassambled it. Work perfect. Good job!

broken end caps

  • Customer: Nana from Blaine, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
The end caps worked perfectly for both the Frigidaire and Westinghouse fridges. Just pulled out the old end caps and then literally just pushed in the new ones (remember to attach the shelf bar before attaching the second end cap!). The pieces arrived quicker than expected. Thanks Partselect!

Original gate broke at the swivel point

  • Customer: Charles from New Orleans, LA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 8 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the old gate by using a flat head screw driver to pry open mouth. I then removed 2 bolts that held on the cage that hols the ice crushing blades. Then I inserted the new gate and used a screw driver to pry the mouth open again (it was more difficult to insert than remove). I then popped in the new gate and re-assembled the cage. It worked on the first shot with no problems!

This is the 3rd time I have attemped and successfully repaired major home appliances myself after the warrenty ran out. I'm sure I could buy a new appliance for the money I saved.

Storage Drawers Were Cracked And Broken ...Needed Replaced

  • Customer: Brenda from Tipp City, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 9 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
Super easy, I removed the drawer fronts off the broken drawers by sliding them off and simply slid the existing drawer front onto the new replacement drawers. Slid the new drawers into place. New drawers fit perfectly.

Original Ice Maker quit working.

  • Customer: Gary from Azle, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 6 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Loosened the 2 screws a little so that it would slide up and off then unplugged the wire harness.
Installed the new one in reverse order and works like a champ.

plastic drawer edges were broken and would not support the drawer or allow it to slide in and out

  • Customer: Robert from Grenada, MS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the front cover from the original drawer and slid it onto the new one from PartSelect. Perfect fit. I recieved my part in only two days with regular ground shipping and I am completely satisfied with the part and service.
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