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TRT16NRHW1 Tappan Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for TRT16NRHW1 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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Fridge door gasket had cracks and splits.

  • Customer: Marcia from Warsaw, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
I opened the fridge door and lifted up the old gasket to investigate the situation. I saw that the inside door panel (the one that has the butter compartment and additional shelves for condiments) had screws every few inches. I determined that this was holding the smaller lip of the gasket in. I got out my trusty cordless drill and went to work. After a few mild cuss words, I did manage to get the very last corner on, as that is the trickiest part of the installation. Note that I am an almost "60" year old woman who has many other tools, including a chain saw, which I utilize every now and then. So if I can do it myself, I certainly will! The best thing of it all was that I ordered the part on 8/22/08 and when I arrived home the evening of 8/24/08, the box with the part was sitting on the back deck. Thank you partselect for a great product and great service.

fan motor worn out

  • Customer: Richard from Norman, OK
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the old and installed the new. Electrical plug/socket made connection easy. Biggest problem is working space in freezer side of a side by side with the fan in the back. If I can do it anyone can.

replaced door racks

  • Customer: Yvonne from Sayre, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Placed door rack in end caps and snapped on to door

defrost thermostat was open most of the time and didn't let the defrost element heat up.

  • Customer: Elvin from Gardner, KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Removed evaporator cover, unplug 2 wires to thermostat, unclipped it from the coil. Installed new themostat back the same way.

fridge side getting warm

  • Customer: Benjamin from Mount Vernon, OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced both the thermostat and defrost timer and still froze up and still warm air to the fridge, turned out to be the defrost heater coil. It was cracked in the middle, very easy to test with a multimeter. Replaced the heater coil and all is like new!

the evaporator fan quit when we had a power surge

  • Customer: Darrell from Bentley, ND
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
A screw driver was used to remove two screws that held the old fan in place the new fan ws installed exactly where the old one came out and presto the job was complete. No major deal.

Freezer too cold

  • Customer: Curt from Maple Grove, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the housing with the light, 4 hexhead screws. This exposed the defrost timer, removed 2 hexhead screws, electrical connector and reassembled the unit.

Great resource and service, thank you.

Old Defrost Timer Noisy During Operation

  • Customer: Vernon from Granada Hills, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the plastic grill (pulled out, no screws) from bottom of refrigerator, then I removed electrical plug & two screws from old timer (timer located on the front inside left lower side of refrigerator). Installed in reverse order.

Torn door gasket

  • Customer: Brad from York, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Removed numerous screws, be careful removing old gasket to not crack door.

Freezer was freezing solid

  • Customer: Matt from Cincinnati, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I first replaced the defrost timer about a week prior and it did not correct the problem. I then ordered the thermostat from partselect and within 15 minutes had the part installed. My refridgerator has been running correctly for a couple weeks.

unit quit cooling

  • Customer: Steve from Cedar Park, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the wiring harness plug, replaced the old timer with the new one, re-connected the wiring harness and reinstalled the mount in position. Hardest thing about it was lying on the floor.

My Freezer Was Frosting Up, My Ice Maker Was Not Working ,And My Fridge Was Warm.

  • Customer: Todd from Kewaskum, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Had to remove all screws on rear back cover of freezer inside, unplugged refridgerator, uncliped thermostat, unpluged thermostat. Replaced thermostat with new one in the same location, and let defrost fulley. Reassembled, pluged in, and tested. All was good. But I did also replace timer at first part of the repair so I suggest you replace both at the same time.

Freezer icing up and refrigerator section not cold

  • Customer: Les from Fenton, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed four screws for cover on refrigerator temperature controls, unpluged old timer and pluged in new timer. Replaced cover and screws.

refrigerator coil frozen up and kept the refrigerator from cooling

  • Customer: Shannon from Bluefield, WV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Remove front cover below door, remove 2 screws attaching the defrost timer to the refrigerator frame.
Unplug wiring harness plug from timer an install new one.
Remove metal cover in back of the freezer compartment. unpug the two wires going to the thermostat, remove the thermostat { thermostat is held onto the cooling coil with a clip} , remove thermostat and replace with new one

Freezer frosted up, refrigerator compartment heated up

  • Customer: James from Hanover, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the housing at the top of the refrigerator compartment that contained the reefer light and temperature adjustment knob. This required a small nut-driver. Inside, I found the old defrost control, unplugged it, unscrewed it with a Phillips screwdriver, and replaced it with the replacement part. Then I replaced the housing to its original position.
All Instructions for the TRT16NRHW1
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