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WRT8A1EWC Westinghouse Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for WRT8A1EWC parts

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Handle broke

  • Customer: Arthur from Bradenton FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 2 screws from top of handle. Removed 1 screw from bottom. Attached new handle. Very easy.

the refrig was in storage for about a year, the freezer door warped

  • Customer: Jeffery from Phillipsburg NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
removed freezer door and installed the new one. This was a pretty easy thing to do, although putting the old handle on the new door was a challenge. No knowing that there is a plastic piece holding the top of the handle i broke the that piece and had to order another one. Mean while the freezer was making alot of frost inside, so that had to be cleaned after the new part came.

the plastic shelf in the door of the fridge broke in half

  • Customer: Jason from Orting WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
i opened the fridge door and slid it into place

Broken Door Rack

  • Customer: Andreea from Brooklyn NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
There is nothing easier than this. You just take out the broken bar and put in the new one.
As easy as ABC....

The original part was plastic/and broke

  • Customer: John from Lancaster CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed to little bolts and installed the new/metal part we got rfom partselect.If we may say.this is a great company to buy from! Fast!

Defroster didn't work

  • Customer: George from Eatonville WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered a new defroster timer and replace old one. It works just fine. A $35 repair vs a $500 new appliance.
Cool.
GWE

the freezer would stick in defrost and not come out

  • Customer: carol from woodland WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the vent cover at the bottom. Removed the screws. disconected the harnes and put the new timer in. This was a very easy fix. Thank You!

freezer defrost would melt the food

  • Customer: Joseph from West Allis WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Looked up similar problems and found it to be the defrost timer. All I had to do was remove the plastic portion in the fridge section to get to the old timer. Popped the new one in and put it back together. Works great now. Would have been almost $150 to have a repair company come out and fix it.

Bottom shelf bar broke.

  • Customer: Deborah from Zephyrhills FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered the part. When it arrived (extremely fast delivery), took the old part off and put the new part in. Perfect fit. Took less than one minute to exchange the old with the new.

Thanks a lot for such a wonderful, pleasant experience. Would heartily recommend your services to anyone in the market.

D. Hall

not cooling

  • Customer: Walter from Newcomb MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
removed control unit at top of fridge,that houses light ect.
4 screws,replaced plug in repair part
the $25 dollar part from partselect.com saved me the 270.00 estimated repair charge Quoted by sears

Refrigerator was missing a shelf when we moved in

  • Customer: Steve from Raleigh NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
Just popped it in and it fit perfectly!

The door handle broke off

  • Customer: Sally from Everett PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The hardest thing was finding a square screwdriver, once I found that it was just a matter of removing the screws from the old handle, and putting the new one on.

refer door hinges were lost during the move in to our first home.

  • Customer: edith from woodbridge VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
The center door hinge was still attached to the refridgerator so I only had to install the bottom and top hinges. I also moved the door handles to the other side so the doors open the "right" way. The hinges were just 2 bolts and 3 screws. Now, just if the repair man from our home warrentee company would show up to fix the refridgerator. It's blowing hot air!!!

leaked water

  • Customer: Burl from Miles city MT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
pulled off old tube and snaped on new one

first fresh food too hot, then freezer too hot

  • Customer: Rita from Lake Luzerne NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Based on the website I decided it was most probably the defrost timer, and that was correct. I ordered it, watched the video, and two days later the part was at my door. Took the nut driver, removed 4 screws, then removed the old defrost timer, installed the new one, re-installed the whole plastic assembly with the four screws, and done!!! Couldn't have been easier.
All Instructions for the WRT8A1EWC
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