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TRT15L2JW4 Tappan Refrigerator - Instructions

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A shelf in my daughter's refrigerator broke

  • Customer: Barbara from Park Ridge NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I got the model number and because you offered diagrams I was able to order the correct replacement. The piece slid right in and I thought it was miraculous. It was so easy.

door handle had broken off

  • Customer: Linda from Brownwood TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
place the bottom half of handle on the screw inthe door then placed the other end of handle over the door and screw in to place.

Door handle broke off

  • Customer: Robynn from Essex Junction VT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Cleaned the surfaces,installed the new handle...WaLa! Could not have been easier. Plus the new handle arrived in 2-3 days. AND was less than 1/2 the price of ordering through Sears Parts. I would use PartsSelect again in a heartbeat! Thank you for your great customer service.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

Freezer working but fridge not cold.

  • Customer: Robert from South Park PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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My unit was not defrosting. Defrost heater was not functioning. Defrost heater tested good with a meter. Thermostat (cold) tested bad with a meter. Defrost timer was working properly. I replaced the thermostat but I had to buy red crimp connectors because the blue ones that came with the thermostat are designed for wire bigger than 18 AWG wire. The thermostat leads as well as the wire in my unit were 18 AWG. The crimp was not tight enough for my liking with the blue butt connectors. I also purchased smaller heat shrink tubing. After replacement, the defrost heater started working. I could see it glowing. Unfortunately immediately after getting the heater working the contacts in the defrost timer arced and stuck together thus preventing the timer from exiting defrost mode. The heater went off at this point indicating that the thermostat was now working. I then purchased and replaced the defrost timer and now the fridge is functioning properly. I noticed both replacement parts, even though I looked up my fridge model, were different part numbers than the originals. I'm guessing the new parts are improved? I also noticed the timer was an 8/30 rather than a 10/30 like the original. The fridge is working better than when it was new so evidently defrosting every 8 as opposed to every 10 hours is better for my unit.

Long story short:

Buy the correct crimp/butt connectors before beginning replacement of the thermostat and proactively replace the defrost timer since it is rather inexpensive.

top door rack was broken at the connectors

  • Customer: Kathy from Benton AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The new part fit perfectly! I just snapped it on! Thanks so much Partselect! You processed my order quickly, and I had it in my hands in a few days. What a relief to have this fixed! Thanks again.

Freezer coils icing up and fridge not getting cold

  • Customer: Aaron from Bedford OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just watched the videos on the website and it was just as easy as the videos made it look.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

no defrost +warm frig

  • Customer: Don from Holyoke MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched vido on your site

door handle broken

  • Customer: nelson from ville Platte LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrew the attached broken piece from the refrigerator (two screws). line up the new door handle with the existing screw holes and attach. Simple.

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

Freezer cold and frig warm

  • Customer: William from Miami FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced evap motor. Everything is strong and running like a champ. Partselect video examples were very helpful. Would order parts again on next problem. Thanks

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.

shelf bracket broken

  • Customer: Harry from Colonia NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
2 screws out ,bracket out,bracket in,2 screws in DONE

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.
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