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WRT8A1EWC Westinghouse Refrigerator - Instructions

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Fridge and freezer both freezing at bottom and warm at top.

  • Customer: Stephen from PERRIS, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged fridge. Removed freezer shelves and unscrewed and removed plastic shelf brackets. Removed the lower rear panel. Removed the bin for ice. Removed the 2 exposed upper rear panel screws. At this point I was able to flex the panel quite enough to access the fan motor. Carefully plugged the fridge back in and turned it on long enough to verify the existing evap. fan motor was not running. Powered off and unplugged again. Removed the fan and it's support assembly, and replaced with new. Had to cut the wires and splice and crimp with the provided wire nuts since the plugs in this model were different. Powered on fridge to check fan function. Reassemble and go home looking' like a hero! Saved my BFF a couple hundred bucks.

Refrigerator wasn't getting cold

  • Customer: Brad from STOCKTON, CA
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
removed the back panel of the freezer and unplugged the connector for the Motor. Removed the air diffuser, then removed the fan blade. Removed the 2 screws holding the motor to the bracket. Disconnected the old wire harness and installed the new one. Put the fan blade onto the new motor and installed the motor onto the bracket. Put the air diffuser back on, plugged the motor back in and fastened the back panel. Plugged the refrigerator into the outlet and tested, OK!

FREEZER COMPARTMENT NOT COLD ENOUGH (20 DEGREES)

  • Customer: DANIEL from CAPE CORAL, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
REPLACED TIMER-DEFROST 215846602..REPLACED THERMOSTAT-DEFROST KIT 5303918202..REPLACED CONTROL, TEMPERATURE 5304421256..RECHARGED SYSTEM WITH 134A...ALL FANS WORKING...COMPRESSOR RUNS.. FREEZER STILL NOT GETTING COLD ENOUGH...HOLDING AT 20 DEGREES...ANY SUGGESTIONS..THANKS..DAN

door shelf was missing

  • Customer: william from bellevue, NE
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
received the part. looked at the directions. popped it on in about 30 seconds. and ty very much

Door Shelf Retainer Bar Broke

  • Customer: Mary from Ephrata, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Super easy just snapped new bar in place. Few seconds and the shelf was usable again. Thanks so much for the quick deliver and ease of finding the product I needed. Will return for parts I may need in the future.

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
  • 7 of 20 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!!!

Refer iced up and would not keep the bottom cool. It was 70 Farenheit inside.

  • Customer: Larry from Newton, KS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
I simply removed 4 screws holding the casing and then 2 more holding the timer. It was very easy. I then replaced the timer by unplugging and plugged the new one in. I replaced all the screws and the job was done. Less than 30 minutes. I was very impressed with the shipping time. When I ordered the part, I had it the next day.

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

No freezing or cold in either freezer or refridgerator - compressor did not run.

  • Customer: George from Sunnyvale, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Traced issue to defrost timer ( burned compressor & element contacts). This unit is mounted next to the temperature adjustment control in the refridgerator area - right in front. Removal of plastic cover provided easy access to the timer. Unit unscrews from the mounting then unplugs. Installation is reverse of removal.

The door handle broke off.

  • Customer: Fran from Anchorage, AK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
One of our employees needed to bring in a screw driver for square holes which he picked up at lunch. It took less than 5 minutes to replace the old one. He removed 2 screws, put the new handle on and screwed it in.

Broken door shelf retainer bar

  • Customer: Yvonne from Mercer Island, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
All it took to make this repair was having the right model number. Old part popped out, new part popped in. Thanks, PartSelect - fast service, smooth transaction.

the freshfood door of refrigerator can not close.

  • Customer: linh from palmdale, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
take of the old gasket, clean and put the new one on ...that's it....so easy...

freezer worked frig was warm. Ice maker is still not working

  • Customer: steve from Kirkland, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed two screws to get to defrost time pull panel down remove two screws holding time and reinstall

Broken door self retainer bar

  • Customer: Linda from Cadott, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Received the retainer bar and pulled it out of the pkg. It seriously took less than 10 seconds to replace. Just snap it in place!

the refrigerator door shelf retainer bar cracked due to overstocking the shelf

  • Customer: windy from chicago, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
popped the shelves back into the interlocking socket.
All Instructions for the WRT8A1EWC
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