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PartSelect Number PS884734
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
After doing some reading on the internet, someone had mentioned that the drain hole in the freezer might be clogged. Of course, I did not know where to look exactly. I heard the buzzing sound one day and opened the fridge. I placed my hand right under the area that was concealed and isolated roughly (by touch) where the noise was coming from. I started to pull off the cover where the water filter was and started unscrewing with a nutdriver and screwdriver about 5 to 6 screws until I loosened things enough to get the cover off partially. I felt a part and also found a diagram of the fridge. The part felt hot to the touch. After looking at the diagram, I realized that it was the adaptive defrost timer making the noise. I decided to order the part because it was worth it to try fixing and while everything was open, I figured I'd change all the light bulbs as well. Luckily, I have another fridge in my basement and moved all food to that fridge. I unplugged the troublesome fridge and let it defrost. I also removed all the shelves from the freezer and fridge so they could be cleaned. I did not take any pictures, so it took me a while to put them back when it was time. I also located the evaporator in the freezer section. I had to unscrew the back cover to get to it. I noticed that that area behind the cover was also iced up, so I found the source. Sure enough, the drain plug was clogged and water started to accumulate. I unscrewed the evaporator from the top and sheet metal pan from the bottom and removed the pan. I opened up the bottom rear of the fridge so I could located the drain hose and drip tray it fed into. I noticed the pan was totally dry. I removed the hose from the drain plug and stuck an awl from the bottom of the plug going into the freezer and finally dislodged whatever dust and grime was in there and the water started coming through. I then took a can of compressed air and shot it into the drain plug. I also shot compressed air onto the condenser and fan to clean things up a bit (make it a little easier for the condenser to release its heat). I reinstalled the drain hose and ran some white vinegar from the inside. It flowed nicely into the pan. I dried everything up. I also decided that this was the perfect time to clean the fridge and all of its components on the inside (it is a side by side - so both the freezer and fridge area). This took some time, especially disassembling the drawers. At the end, after replacing all bulbs except the 2 small ones by the control area, I removed the old adaptive defrost timer and it took me a good 15 minutes to line up the new one. The new one is bigger than the old one and also encased. I had a hard time getting the plug on since it was hard to see. I was putting this in while the control section was hanging down at a 35 degree slant. Room was limited. I managed to connect the plug and then had to position the ADT so it would fit in its spot perfectly. Only then was I able to put the screws that hold it there. It needed to sit perfectly in there, which it did. I changed the 2 bulbs and put everything back together. Of course, in the middle of all this, I had a video on your site explaining how to remove the control panel and install the ADT. Pretty funny stuff. Pretty much did it the same way. Getting the cover off is a little difficult because the back left corner gets caught even when you pull down on it. It took me a while to realize where the cover was getting stuck. Nevertheless, I finished the repair and the fridge seems to be working great for now. I am keeping my I on it. I haven't heard any buzzing noises and no ice has built up on the bottom of the freezer yet. In fact, this is the quitest my fridge had been for a long time. Hopefully, it was last a few more years. Knock on wood.
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7 minutes to turn off the breaker - unscrew the old element, pull out the old element attach the new element and rescrew. 10 minutes to replace the broken bulb since the base was left without the glass bulb to turn.
My handyman removed the old burnt our element by removing two screws and disconnected two wires and reconnected wire and screwed the unit into the oven wall. This repair was a breeze! Thanks for making my life easier!
Turned off the breaker at panel box.Removed racks and unscrewed element at lower part of oven.Used a screwdriver to remove element wiring (noticing that one part of the element was broken off).Used new screws to secure each side of the new element, making sure element was "right-side up".Secured element to back of stove. ( I also replaced oven light at this time.)Reset breaker and tested oven by turning on temperature control.EVERYTHING WORKED!
Used nutdriver to remove screws holding cover over oven light socket, unclipped electrical connectors, removed socket by hand, then reversed the foregoing. Easy.
Incredibly easy - just make sure you have ordered the correct part. My GE oven is over 20 years old and I entered an incorrect model number into the order screen. A part that "looked" correct came up, I wisely called the customer service number where the rep pointed out my entry did not match so I carefully looked at the number again and discovered I left off a letter (plate was greased & tough to read). That then gave me the correct part number which arrived next business day. Old element easy to remove with right size nut driver taking care of the screws that were in for over 20 years. Replacing was very easy but remember the self taping screws WILL take some effort to start on the element, no sweat on the mounting plate which had slightly tilted slots which made re-attachment EASY!!
Very simple process of diagnosing. Toughest part was finding the part. Part Select mad it very easy, inexpensive and great service and delivery right on time. What a great site. Will always come here first.
first of all you had super fast shipping only 2 days from order to repaired complete. removed 2 screws and 2 wires replaced old heat coil with new one replaced 2 wires and 2 screws less than 5 mins.
Unscrewed two screws holding element in place and pulled off the electrical wires to the element.( be sure to remove power to the stove)Put wires on new element and installed screws back in. Done
Omg !!!! Its October and my oven heating element went out , Frantic as i was i thought I'd have no Oven for Thanksgiving !!!!!! Horrible !!! So , i got on line and found your website , I was extreamly happy when i saw the part i needed at such a fabulous price ! I ordered it immediatly !!!!! It arrived before the funds were even off my credit card !!! I was soooo relieved to find your site & it be so wonderful , Thank you from the Stites Family :)
The repair was much easier than I expected. I actually spent more time cleaning the oven and getting the last few bits of broken glass out of the existing track so I copuld put the new peice in its place. The old peice was black, and the new one I bought from PartsSelect was white. For under $75 we got a stove that looks like new in under an hour.
easy to replace. the 2 top light bulbs do not go on!l have to call technician.
This is what people need to know. Unit burned out 7:00pm Thursday, ordered the parts 11:00am Friday, FedEx delivered it to me Saturday at 1:00pm. How can anybody ask for more. Good price and easy to install. Julia W
I followed the great directions posted by others on the PartSelect website for Part No. PS2078472. This was really easy! Another customer has posted a GREAT suggestion of pulling the top oven shelf out about a foot and using it to lay the control panel faceplate assembl on after its unscrewed and lifted off its support. I used (and suggest others use) a soft cloth to put under the control panel before I laid it on the extended top oven shelf to avoid any scratching. I took great comfort from the prior 9-28-07 posting by customer Cheryl from Mesa, AZ, in which she said that she was a "63 yr. old woman" and that the repair was "very easy" for her -- Let me add that it was also very easy for a slightly younger, but mechanically challenged man! PartSelect got my part right out to me (with a couple of replacement bulbs for the interior oven light, since my oven bulb had also just burned out). Everything was just as represented and I felt I got good value for the money. It's a pleasure to do business with PartSelect! Thanks also for making me a hero with my wife -- now she thinks I can fix things!
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