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TRT18NRHW1 Tappan Refrigerator - Instructions

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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
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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.

the evaporator fan same time won't stater

  • Customer: Armando from Eagle pass TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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change the evaporator fan motor kit working perfect

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.

Broken Glass Shelf

  • Customer: Annie from West Plam Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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1) Remove glass from shipping Container. 2) Using fingers, place glass ever so gingerly in the shelf tray. 3) Pour a glass of wine to celebrate.

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

fridge side was getting warm.

  • Customer: Darryl from Russellville KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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open freezer door two screws just below unscrew slide piece to side unplug reinstall very simple.

Replace evaporator fan motor.

  • Customer: Joseph from New Ringgold PA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Replace evap fan motor. Take a close-up picture of the evaporator fan motor installation prior to removing. Take pictures as removing various components.

Refrigerator section warm, freezer working properly

  • Customer: Kenneth from Collegeville PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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I followed the advice of many people with the same problem, and replaced the Defrost Thermostat and Defrost Timer. Both repairs were relatively easy, and the problem appears to be solved. The replacement of the Defrost Timer is very easy (about 30 minutes), and I wish I had stopped at that step and waited 48 hours to see if that fixed the problem. But, I wanted to replace both parts that I had purchased - - In my refrigerator, access to the Defrost Thermostat is through the back of the freezer panel. Not too difficult to get to the area, but I had a bit of a problem in replacing the part, and might have been better-off to see if step 1 fixed the issue. The problem that I ran into is that I don't have a crimping tool, and crushed both of the connecting sleeves when trying to 'crimp' them with a set of wire-strippers. Rather than to invest in a crimping tool, I connected the wires and sealed with electrical tape - - Now that the issue is resolved, I will likely re-open and use a proper connecting sleeve (with a proper crimping tool). My advice is to buy both parts, and replace just the Defrost Timer first. Chances are good that it may fix your problem, and you are only out $20 for the second part, which you can leave in your junk drawer until you may need it some day! All in all, it was a great way to spend $40 and avoid a costly service call!

No problems at all.

  • Customer: Anthony from Albuquerque NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Very EASY!! just unpack, wash, and place into slots above crisper doors. A child could do this.

refer quit cooling and so did freezer

  • Customer: jerry from petaluma CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I replaced the defrost timer,defrost thermostat,and run cap.as it turned out the compressor went bad. I dont know the model because but the time I got this review I replaced the refer with a knew one . two weeks living out of coolers was so much fun !!!!!!!!

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
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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.

Faulty defrost timer. Freezer would not maintain temperature

  • Customer: Steve from Nineveh IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Watched the video once. Removed four 1/4 inch screws with a nut driver unplugged the unit, took out two screws securing the timer. Replaced did all of this in about 10 minutes. It was "exactly" as the video showed and it's worked perfectly since the replacement of the faulty timer. I saved a $75.00 service call minimum and the part was more than likely cheaper from Part Select than from the repair facility. Although I'm a pretty good handy man, you would not need any experience to make this repair. The instructions are precise and the part fit perfectly.

Frig did not run

  • Customer: hugh from delray beach FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Simply replaced the defrost timer located inside the frig just behind the temp dial. Very easy job. Removed the 3 screws holding the temp sw and light assembly. Removed the defrost timer w/ 2 screws and put i all back together. 15 mins at most. Suggest you watch the install video for pointers.

not cold enough

  • Customer: Gary from Hudson FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
per the video..easy installation....unfortunately the temperature did not improve. We still have a refrigerator temp in the upper freezer.....and a "cooler" in the refrigerator section

door seals were hard and leaking

  • Customer: wilborn from panama city beach FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I did not remove the door from the unit! put the seals out in the sun for a couple of hours to soften and straighten. open door, loosen screws around inner liner(they are under the seal lip) DO NOT REMOVE SCREWS!. gently pull old seal out from under the edge of the liner. starting at one corner, gently ease the retaining lip under the retaining edge of the liner. after completing this, tighten screws from the middle of the door to the outer edge starting with the top of the door. do the sides next, then the bottom. next, apply silicone sealant to the corners as per the instructions supplied with the seals. apply Petro-Gel, close the door, YOU ARE DONE!
All Instructions for the TRT18NRHW1
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