13 of 20 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyReally easy
Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins
ToolsPliers, Screw drivers
CustomerGregg from Milford MA
Defroster not working. Ice dams building up restricting cooling.
Not being sure which part it was, and having replaced the defrost timer already I changed all listed parts out. After 35 years they owed me nothing. I changed the control thermostat easily, I spliced in the defrost thermostat using the connectors and shrink wrap provided. The heater-defrosted element was a snap due to push/pull connectors.
Refrigerator is coopertone in color and matches the kitchen cabinets. oday the only viable option for a matching replacement is a subzero built in. Estimates for the cabinet work, subzero, electrician (to bring up to code) and plumber put the replacement at $12,000.
The unit is working like new with the replacement parts. I could have done more to isolate the faulty part but I think wholesale repacement was still a bargain.
I've fixed my Washing Machine and Drier with PartSelect parts and will continue to use them as my supplier.
7 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins
CustomerJohn from Cedar Park TX
The refrigerator portion would range in temperature from 30 degrees to 65 degrees every 24 hours, freezer would sometimes get warm
Removed the temperature control dial,took out the 3 screws that hold the cover for the thermostat and defrost timer, disconnected both the defrost timer and thermostat and replaced with new items. The refrigerator temperature has now been staple for one week.