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TRT18NRHW1 Tappan Refrigerator - Instructions

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These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the refrigerator repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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The handle on the refrigerator had broken right off!

  • Customer: Stanley from Fonda, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I unscrewed the top of the handle that was still attached to the door and replaced it with the new handle and really made sure the bottom screw was tight and then positioned the top holes and screwed them into place. VERY EASY!!!

Fridge door gasket was torn.

  • Customer: Kenneth from Edgewater, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Rolled the old gasket to expose the screws for the door panel. Removed all Phillips head screws with a drill and an extension bit. Once you remove the interior door panel dispose of the old gasket and thoroughly clean the surface both front and back of the panel. Install the new gasket and use RTV silicone sealant on the back side of the gasket to ensure that it remains in place. Keep the door closed for as long as possible to ensure that the silicone cures and the gasket remains in place. Hope this helps.

Broken refrigerator door handle.

  • Customer: Steve from Nashville, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The repair literally takes 5 minutes...and that included 2 minutes to find my Phillips screwdriver. Save a ton of money, and do simple repairs like this yourself.

Refrigerator Ran Constantly, Was not Cooling as well.

  • Customer: Mark from Hertford, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Looked up troubleshooting info on your web site. Decided to replace the defrost timer. Ordered it using Paypal. Received the Shipment in about 1.5 days in Rural NC. Watched Your Video, cut off power to the fridge, removed the top self and unbolted the panel, removed the defective defrost timer, installed the new one and re-installed the panel and top shelf. Set the timer to defrost to check the operation (looked inside the freezer to see that the defroster was glowing red - it was) waited about twenty minutes to ensure that the fridge started cooling again. Fixed!

Freezer was not defrosting thus refrigerator was not cooling

  • Customer: Wayne T from Galway, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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1. Unplug the refrigerator.2. Remove the storage rack and back panel in the freezer. 3. Locate the thermostat. 4. Defrost the freezer coils , i used a hair dryer. 5. Remove the thermostat from the cooling coil and then clip the connecting wires close to the unit. 6. Strip the ends of these wires and connect these wires to the wires of the replacement unit using the supplied wire connectors. 6. Heat seal with a lighter the connections using the water shield sleeves provided and further wrap connections with electrical tape. 7. Reconnect the thermostat to the cooling coil at the location it was removed from. 8. Replace the freezer back panel removed earlierand the storage rack if you have one. 9. Plug the freezer back in. My refrigerator has been working ever since the repair. There are several YouTube videos available that walk you through the diagnoses and repair process. They are very good.

Freezer dripped water and items thawed but compressor ran.

  • Customer: James from Montross, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Instructions from partselect were very clear and probable cause made it easy to narrow things down. I have the manual for the refrigerator that shows the location of the defrost timer. Very surprised that it turned out to be a cheap and easy fix.

Coil, in freezer kept freezing up, refrigerator did not stay cold

  • Customer: Janet from East Wenatchee, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the timer, installed the new one. Great service from part select

Freezer iced up, fridge section warm

  • Customer: Guillermo from Miami, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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After reading other posts, I decided to change the defrost thermostat, so I watched the videos, and did that. It got better, but the problem persisted, and the ice was still building up in the freezer section. So I decided that the problem was with the defrost heater. I ordered a new one, that was here under 24hs (using the Fedex ground). I replaced it, measured the old one and saw that it was not passing any current at all (so it was really burnt). Now the fridge is good as new, maintaining the proper temperatures both at Freezer and Fridge sections. Thank you Parts Select ! With $ 70 in parts I was able to get back my appliance working !!!

Front of hanging rail was broken and often slipped

  • Customer: Peter from Bucksport, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Having looked at the broken area, in some frustration, for several years, I had a good idea how it all went together: the front end slips over a metal lip suspended from the front of the shelf above, and the rear is held in place by a single screw (single slot with hex-dead). The most time was taken clearing the items off the shelf above. Having done that, the shelf was easily lifted up and removed. Flip it over to expose the screw at the back. Remove that screw and discard the old/broken hanging rail. Slip the front end of the new rail (carefully) over the metal lip. At the rear, line up the hole on the hanger with the hole in the mounting bracket and re-insert the one screw. Re-install shelf and slide the drawer back into place on the hangers. Good to go.

door handle had broken off

  • Customer: Linda from Brownwood, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
place the bottom half of handle on the screw inthe door then placed the other end of handle over the door and screw in to place.

Fridge was warm and no cold air was coming in

  • Customer: gustavo from gilroy, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was straightfoward. The evaporator motor I received from partselect was a different model with different wiring configurations. I cut the wires from the new motor per the instructions I received with the new motor and I did the same with the wires that connect to the fridge. Once I matched the wires and secured them with electrical caps I began to put the evaporator motor to the base and started screwing the screws the way I took them off. Once I connected the wire harness to the back of the freezer and turned it on I noticed a big difference in air flow. I was surprised at how easy it was to fix my refrigirator problem. It's been a few weeks now and the fridge is cold and working like it should. Don't be afraid of this task. it's very easy and will save you a ton of money. Thanks partselect.

Door handle broke off

  • Customer: Robynn from Essex Junction, VT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Cleaned the surfaces,installed the new handle...WaLa! Could not have been easier. Plus the new handle arrived in 2-3 days. AND was less than 1/2 the price of ordering through Sears Parts. I would use PartsSelect again in a heartbeat! Thank you for your great customer service.

Freezer Worked Fine, Refrigerator Was 47 Degrees

  • Customer: Allan E from Manhattan, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went on partselect put in make and model number, a list showed the probable cause. I watched the how to video. When I received the part in short order I loosened 2 screws disconnected the wiring plug (sprayed it with contact cleaner) pluged it in, removed screws from old part put them in new one. Put timer back in its location and tightened the screws. Very eazy, works fine.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
change the evaporator fan motor kit working perfect
All Instructions for the TRT18NRHW1
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