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WRT8A1EWC Westinghouse Refrigerator - Instructions

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Freezer & fridge warm / condenser coils iced over

  • Customer: Daniel from North Plains OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Problem not consistent. OK for 2-3 weeks, then freeze coils. Mark and observe the defrost timers manual rotating adjuster. Timer would stop mid cycle. One revolution equals 8 hours of compressor run time followed by 30 minutes of defrost. Replacing timer took 5 minutes.

The door shelf retainer bar broke in two and had to be replaced.

  • Customer: Lori from Augusta GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The new bar simply clicks on to the fridge door with no tools required.

Coils in back of frezzer freezing up,and freezer compartment not freezing

  • Customer: Tommy from Belton TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1st. replaced the defrost thermostat pn 5303918214 did not fix it next replaced the defrost timmer pn 215846602 that did not fix it,next replaced the defrost heater pn 5303918247 still did not fix it,has the same problem as when I started I don't know what to do next guess will call for a service tech to come out,or get a new refridgerator. Looks like I wasted my money on these parts. Refridgerators are not as easy to fix as yall make them out to be. I have to say all the parts were easy to install and your instructions and videos were great, they just did not fix my refrigerator Thanks Tom

freezer frosted up and air could not circulate to the food section, causing the temperature to get warm, 55 degrees

  • Customer: PAUL from WEIRTON WV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the procedure online and found the thermostat was ok, it had continuity when cold, and the heater coil was also ok, it too had continuity, therefore the problem was a bad defrost timer. the refrigerator works great, thanks parts select!

Refrigerator warm, but freezer slightly cold

  • Customer: RONALD from LONG BEACH WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The website said 60% of people with same refrigerator problem solved the problem with a new fan kit. I received the fan kit within 3 days of ordering. Was shipped from Fresno, CA to Long Beach, WA. The fan kit was to be installed behind rear panel in the freezer compartment. When I removed the old fan motor, I noticed the shaft turned harder than the new fan motor, suggesting a problem with the old fan motor. I plugged in the obvious fan motor power bundle with no problem. The instructions and diagram with the kit nearly steered me wrong. Instructions, diagram and splices with the kit instructed to cut the "extra" wire bundle and splice "similar" wires (should have said same color wires). Luckily, I ignored those instructions when I remembered the U-Tube video depicted the extra wire bundle was to be inserted into a factory penetration in the back panel, facing the freezer compartment. This power bundle is for adding an ice maker, which my refrigerator did not have. When reassembled and the refrigerator restarted, I could immediately feel forced air in the refrig, where there was no flow before fixing. I observed that all the refrig and freezer dials do is act like a valve to increase or decrease air flow to the compartments. The dials have no mechanical or electrical connections, just designed to divert air flow from across the cold 'evaporator' fins. I recommend other consumers to remember carefully what they see in the video and watch again if stumped during the job. The video was better than the instructions which may have been written in China or India. I am happy. Repair was a lot cheaper than a new refrigerator and I would not have bought another Frigidaire. Thanks to this website. r. andersen

BROKEN door gasket

  • Customer: Ronald from West Springfield MA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
i read on line that it is easier to install the door gasket if you remove the door which also involves taking the freezer door off. start at the top and work your way down. easier with two people but one person can do it.not difficult, just press the gasket into the groove and the closing of the door will adjust it as is is needed.knowing this sequence will save you time.

Freezer was cold bit the refrigerator was warm.

  • Customer: Christopher from Wilmington DE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Based on the diagnosis on this site I thought the 66% odds of the problem being the Defrost Timer looked pretty good, $30 including shipping versus a Sears tech phone estimate of $250-300. BINGO! Just follow the online installation instructions and don't forget to use the reset switch as described. Works like new! THANK YOU

The bottom shelf on the refrigerator door broke

  • Customer: Wendy from Caledonia NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My part arrived 2 days after I ordered it!!! Great service!!! The old one popped right off and the new one popped right on. Easy fix no tools required!!!!!

Refrigerator section warm

  • Customer: Laurie from Meridian ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My husband watched the video on your website and found it very easy to do the repair. The repair company that diagnosed the problem wanted $210 to do it. The part I ordered was under $20, and after he installed it the refrigerator has been working great. We would highly recommend your site to anyone who needs to fix anything!

fridge not blowing cold

  • Customer: wayne from marietta GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
bottom left cornerof fridge defrost timer replaced two bolts and a wire

broken

  • Customer: Mark from Laconia NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
just replaced it

The gasket was torn and missing some chunks in some areas.

  • Customer: Jessica from Canton MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I did not believe the other posts about how easy this was because that is not at all how any project goes for me. I was wrong. The original gasket slid out of the lip around the door and the new one went back on in less than 5 minutes. It has made a HUGE difference in the performance of the fridge. It did take 2 or 3 days for the gasket to fully conform to the fridge itself, but there was still a good seal during that time.

2 door shelf retainers missing when bought refrig used.

  • Customer: Georgia from Bonners Ferry ID
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Snapped retainers into place with no tools. Took less than a minute.

Dog aet the diffuser wile i was cleening the frig

  • Customer: Jesse from North Fort Myers FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Take down the light assembley by removing the 4 one qurter inch screws, and install the diffuser where it belongs.

retainer shelf bar broke

  • Customer: Anita from Wilmington IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was sooo easy to replace new part. Just popped out broken shelf bar and snapped in new one. I am so glad i found PartSelect Thank-you
All Instructions for the WRT8A1EWC
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