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TRT18NREW0 Tappan Refrigerator - Instructions

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Fridge got warm and freezer coils were frosted

  • Customer: Stephen from Warrington PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 164 of 183 people found this instruction helpful
Fridge is a side by side. The freezer is pretty narrow for a guy with wide shoulders.

Pulled plug.

Had to remove bottom drawers then used nut driver to remove screws closest to back wall in drawer runners. Once the back screws were removed the runners could be swung up or down out of way so back cover could be removed.

Once back cover was removed thermostat was located attached to top pipe going into coil using a spring clamp.

Cut the wires just outside the crimp connectors going into thermostat. Released the spring clamp buy squeezing botton together.

Removed old badly corroded thermostat.

I wish I had attached the crimp connectors to the new thermostat wires before mounting it. Reaching way in the back, while turning shoulders verticly and trying to get the wire connectors set from both sides was awkward and uncomfortable...The biggest PIA of the whole task.

Once connected I let the fridge (thermostat) cool for 10 min. Turned the dial defrost timer to get it into defrost mode. Stupidly touched the heating element to see if it was getting warm...it was very hot.

Coils steamed...every looked like it was working. Unplugged, put back cover back on and retattached drawer mounts.

Plugged back in and everying is working great!

Door handle broke off

  • Customer: Lisa from Linton ND
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 61 of 67 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the top screws, then I slide it off the lower screw that is hidden behind the handle. I replaced the handle by sliding it onto the bottem first then attaching it onto the top with the two top screws.

Noisy fan

  • Customer: Jordan from Maumee OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 57 of 66 people found this instruction helpful
1. Removed the 7 nuts using the nut driver from the freezer back panel inside the freezer.
2. Remove the back panel. The evaporator motor and fan are located above the coils.
3. Unplug the wiring harness.
4. Remove the two gold mounting screws holding the motor and fan in place.
5. Remove the motor and fan including the brackets.
6. Install the new motor and fan onto the mounting bracket.
6a. Attach the green ground to the mounting bracket.
7. Screw the two gold screws back into the freezer.
8. Attach the new wiring harness. Note, the old harness had a mounting hole/space for it to connect to the wiring harness of the freezer. The new motor's harness was not long enough for this, so it is connected freely to the freezer harness.
9. Use the hair dryer to melt any ice that may have formed on the coils and hole where the fan goes.
10. Turn the freezer on to see if the fan turns on.
11. Reinstall the back panel.
All done!

Clicking sound then within a minute clicking again, not cooling.

  • Customer: Melvin from Semmes AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 54 of 61 people found this instruction helpful
UNPLUG REFRIGERATOR. Carefully remove relay from the side of the compressor. You shouldn't need a tool to do this, if it is hard you can gently pry the edge with a flat head screw driver just to loosen. Unplug white and red wires from relay, noting that the white wire goes in the hole with a #2 stamped beside it. Shake old relay, if it rattles like a baby rattler then it's most likely the problem. Replace wires into the new relay and plug back into the compressor.

The evaporator coil in the freezer would cake up with ice, choking off the cold air flow into the lower refridgerator compartment. A repair man had previously replaced the defrost heater element, but this did not fix the problem.

  • Customer: Erle from Boise ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 21 of 22 people found this instruction helpful
First, unplug the refrigerator since you're working with live wires.

Remove the 4 Philips sheet metal screws holding the plastic housing that holds the temperature control to the top of the refrigerator compartment. Pull the housing down then out since there is a tube on the housing where the water flows out the back of the refrigerator during the defrost cycle.

Remove the 2 Philips screws holding the defrost timer on the plastic housing. Pull the connectors off the old timer and attach them in exactly the same positions on the new defrost timer.

Attach the new defrost timer to the plastic housing with the 2 screws.

Reinstall the plastic housing, making sure the water tube is inserted into the back of the refrigerator wall.

Plug the refrigerator back in and you're done.

Side-by-side .. freezer working, fridge not cooling

  • Customer: Tad from Lancaster OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 20 of 23 people found this instruction helpful
My freezer was frozen but my refrigerated side was not cooling, the temp was actually around 60-degrees. After inspecting i noticed no air was flowing through the vent from freezer side to fridge side. I removed everything from freezer and took the back wall panel off inside freezer section and immedietely noticed alot of ice on coils etc. After researching i found the defrost timer was not working and thus allowing frost and ice to build up on coils and block air flow. My defrost timer was located on the front bottom left behind kick panel, using a phillips screwdriver i removed 2 screws and then disconnected wire harness to the defrost timer. Then i inserted new defrost timer and connected wire harness and then put the 2 screws back in. My fridge is now working great and the ice build-up is gone and i am getting good air flow .. temps on fridge side are now between 32-34degrees. This was an easy project and saved me alot of money doing myself

the cheap plastic handle broke

  • Customer: ed from spencer WV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 17 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
replaced the cheap, broken handle with a new, un-broken, cheap plastic handle using a philips screwdriver. anyone could make this repair...i did!:) under $30.00, i'm happy.

no cooling in fridge or freezer due to bad defrost timer

  • Customer: Todd from pottstown PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 17 of 19 people found this instruction helpful
i removed the 4 screws holding cover. removed two screws holding timer. unplugged timer. plugged in new one. reassembled.

Light socket melted around bulb

  • Customer: William from Alexandria VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 22 of 35 people found this instruction helpful
After unsuccessfully trying to change the blown light bulb I discovered that the plastic light socket had gotten so hot that it melted and permanently fused with the blown bulb. After my new socket arrived in the mail I just popped the temp control assembly out with a screw driver and removed the old socket and placed the new one in. Whole operation to 5 minutes.

THE EVAPORATOR FAN BURNT UP

  • Customer: ROY from PENSACOLA FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 18 of 25 people found this instruction helpful
THE FAN MOTOR ALL BUT CAUGHT THE INSIDE OF THE FREEZER ON FIRE . HAD TO REMOVE THEN CLEAN, AND I MEAN CLEAN THE WALLS OF THE FREEZER . THEN HAD TO PRY OUT THE OLD FAN WITHOUT BREAKING ANYTHING . REPLACEMENT OF NEW FAN WAS QUICK AND EASY BECAUSE ALL THE PARTS THAT I NEEDED WERE IN THE BAG

The hanging rails & meat pan runners were broken

  • Customer: Brad from Kent OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 14 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
1) The meat drawer and rails were damaged when my 7-year old son closed the refrigerator door while the meat pan was still extended.
2) I ordered the parts on-line using your easy to follow part search.
3) The items arrived 3 days later.
4) I used a phillips screw driver to remove the old rails & I attached the new rails (approximately 10 minutes).
5) I slid the front cover off of the damaged meat pan and slid it on to the new meat pan (approximately 3 minutes).
6) I slid the new meat pan onto the new rails.
7) I demonstrated to my son the importance of closing the meat pan prior to shutting the refrigerator door.

Refrigerator freezing

  • Customer: Miles from Longview TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 16 of 21 people found this instruction helpful
Used exploded parts view to locate part. Removed old part and replaced with new defrost timer. Piece of cake.

While cleaning the glass shelf above the crisper drawer, the shelf disintingrated in my hands!! Shattered into a million pieces!

  • Customer: Cynthia from Girard OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 15 of 18 people found this instruction helpful
I wrote down the Brand and model# of my refrigerator. googled it and PartSelect came up. I mean it literally took me 5 minutes to select the part, and order it! I ordered it on a Saturday and the part arrived on Tuesday! And it was a perfect fit! I will always return to PartSelect for any replacement parts for my appliances! Thank you!

buttom of refrigerator not cold

  • Customer: Giuseppe from brick NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 11 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
unplug it, pulled compressor start relay,which i thing it was the problem, but i replace bolt, very easy.

Stopped working, cooling.

  • Customer: Jennifer from Jonestown TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 11 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
I used a small screwdriver to disconnect wires from old starter. I connected the overload and starter, two wires. I put the unit back in the keeper, plugged the unit in, turned up the thermostat and it's working beautifully.
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