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TRT18NRHD1 Tappan Refrigerator - Instructions

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Left plastic rail broke and drawer falls out

  • Customer: Michael from BRILLION WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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remove two screws with a phillips screw driver and replace part in same fashion. Easy 5 minutes. Part arrived next day with regular mail. Surprised!

the freezer coils were not defrosting so they would ice up and cut off the cold air into the refrigerator side

  • Customer: mark from murrieta CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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there were three possible problems the timer, the thermostat, or the heating element.i replaced the timer first as that is the problem 65% of the time and that did not fix the problem, i replaced the thermostat and that did fix the problem. after watching the video on line from parts select i took the back off of the freezer from the inside, defrosted the coils with a hair blower and then swapped out the thermostat which pops right off and i spliced the old connectors to the new thermostat. the heat shrink tubing that came with the part was a little to big so i put a smaller peice on each side for water proofing. that is what the cigarette lighter is for to supply heat to the heat shrink tubing.now that i have fixed that problem i may tackle the ice maker next

Replace the handle mount

  • Customer: RUTH from AUSTIN TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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When I was moving the refrig. handles from one side to the other...I broke one of the mounts. It was SO easy to order from this place, and they ship IMMEDIATELY. Second time I have used them, and am VERY impressed.

refrigerator door shelf endcap was broken.

  • Customer: Valerie from Mickleton NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Watched your excellent video online and made the repair just as your technician demonstrated....took about 1 minute!

It would freeze up or not cool at all, depended where the clock stopped.

  • Customer: Roger from Owatonna MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed the lower trim panel from front of fridg. and loosened two screws enough to turn it about 1/4 inch so the screw heads were in the larger holes. Pulled it out disconnected the wire connector and transfered the heat shield and screws to the new clock, connected the wire connector and aligned the screws. tightened them and job done. Has worked like new sense. Thanks Roger

Refridgerator compartment warm but freezer frosty

  • Customer: Kenneth from Glenmoore PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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First I replaced the defrost thermostat, then I realized that the evaporator fan would stop turning periodically. I could restart it by spinning the fan with my finger. The fan is behind a cover in the back of the freezer. If you remove the cover and check on the fan when you hear the condenser fan in the back running. (They seem to run at the same time.) It was easy to replace the fan and the new one is more powerful than the original. The refrigerator runs fine now. Thank you for this great site. Saved me a lot of $$.

Refrig would not defrost

  • Customer: Robert from Jacksonville FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Diagnosis: used wiring diagram attached to frig and determined cause could be wiring, heater element, thermostat or timer. After completely defrosting the frig (turned it off) I removed the rear cover in the freezer and looked for an obvious problem. None seen. Removed temperature select pod from the frig box and looked for obvious problems. None seen but defrost timer appeared poorly made. Repair: Since I had no practical way of checking the defrost cycle in operation, I checked probable failures on the Part Select website and saw defrost timer as most probable. I ordered the timer. Installed it. Waited a few days to make sure the frig went through a few defrost cycles then removed the freezer rear cover. There was no excessive frost buildup so I'm reasonably sure the repair was successful.

fan motor malfunction

  • Customer: Donald from Waynesburg PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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followed the instruction video. Removed the old one. attached the fan blade, ground wire and connected power plug. reinstalled with 2 screws. works great.

plastic part was broken

  • Customer: KATHI from DENVER CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Decided to clean the refrigerator at the same time as replacing the broken part. Took shelf out, removed glass, washed all parts, removed broken rail (two screws) and replaced new part. Piece of cake!

Freezer and main compartment had wide temperature variations

  • Customer: Joseph from Tullahoma TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I first thought the defroster heater broke - took the back wall of the freezer off and cooling fins were fine. Then took the defroster timer out and opened it up. The contacts were badly burnt so the compressor and fan ran during only part of the cooling cycle. Replacing the timer took less than 5 minutes - turn off the power, remove one screw to take out the control box, cut the ground wire (new timer housing is plastic and does not have a ground connection), remove two screws to unmount the timer, unplug the old timer, plug in the new timer, fasten with two screws, put the control unit in and fasten with one screw, turn power back on.

Fridge door gasket was torn.

  • Customer: Kenneth from Edgewater MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Rolled the old gasket to expose the screws for the door panel. Removed all Phillips head screws with a drill and an extension bit. Once you remove the interior door panel dispose of the old gasket and thoroughly clean the surface both front and back of the panel. Install the new gasket and use RTV silicone sealant on the back side of the gasket to ensure that it remains in place. Keep the door closed for as long as possible to ensure that the silicone cures and the gasket remains in place. Hope this helps.

Refrigerator Ran Constantly, Was not Cooling as well.

  • Customer: Mark from Hertford NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Looked up troubleshooting info on your web site. Decided to replace the defrost timer. Ordered it using Paypal. Received the Shipment in about 1.5 days in Rural NC. Watched Your Video, cut off power to the fridge, removed the top self and unbolted the panel, removed the defective defrost timer, installed the new one and re-installed the panel and top shelf. Set the timer to defrost to check the operation (looked inside the freezer to see that the defroster was glowing red - it was) waited about twenty minutes to ensure that the fridge started cooling again. Fixed!

Freezer was not defrosting thus refrigerator was not cooling

  • Customer: Wayne T from Galway NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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1. Unplug the refrigerator.2. Remove the storage rack and back panel in the freezer. 3. Locate the thermostat. 4. Defrost the freezer coils , i used a hair dryer. 5. Remove the thermostat from the cooling coil and then clip the connecting wires close to the unit. 6. Strip the ends of these wires and connect these wires to the wires of the replacement unit using the supplied wire connectors. 6. Heat seal with a lighter the connections using the water shield sleeves provided and further wrap connections with electrical tape. 7. Reconnect the thermostat to the cooling coil at the location it was removed from. 8. Replace the freezer back panel removed earlierand the storage rack if you have one. 9. Plug the freezer back in. My refrigerator has been working ever since the repair. There are several YouTube videos available that walk you through the diagnoses and repair process. They are very good.

Freezer dripped water and items thawed but compressor ran.

  • Customer: James from Montross VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Instructions from partselect were very clear and probable cause made it easy to narrow things down. I have the manual for the refrigerator that shows the location of the defrost timer. Very surprised that it turned out to be a cheap and easy fix.

Coil, in freezer kept freezing up, refrigerator did not stay cold

  • Customer: Janet from East Wenatchee WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the timer, installed the new one. Great service from part select
All Instructions for the TRT18NRHD1
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