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Defrost Thermostat

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Fix Number: FIX1017716
Manufacturer #: WR50X10068
Manufactured by: GE

Product Description

This defrost thermostat acts as a safety device against over heating in case of mechanical failure.

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  • Customer:
    CHRISTOPHER from CHILDERSBURG, AL
  • Parts Used:
    WR50X10068, WR55X10025
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Freezer keeps freezing over
Removed 6-8 small screws (hex, slotted and phillip's) to access coils in freezer. Found Temp Sensor and Thermostat attached at top of coil. Clipped Temperature Sensor and Thermostat wires close to existing sensors. Used screw caps to splice new components. Dabbed a small amount of petroleum jelly into caps to protect from moisture. Freezer and Frig working better than they have in years. No more freezing up and food stays fresh longer.
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the fridge would not stay cool
Replace the termostat and temp sensor for those two you have to cut and splice new wires. And the water filter easy twist off and twist back on for the heater and braket assembly it was pull out old and place new maybe hour long job
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  • Customer:
    DIXON from BRONX, NY
  • Parts Used:
    WR50X10068, WR55X10025
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
Freezer clod-fridge warm, coils were frosting up cutting off air flow
I removed the old temperature sensor by cutting the wires. I attached the wires of the new sensor with wire nuts and mounted it in the same bracket.first I removed shelves, bottom drawer, one drawer slide. then removed plastic cover from inside, light bulb, removed two screws from back panel (inside refrigerator, removed panel. You will see heater towards bottom. Remove screws (2) that hold heater in place, disconnect wires from heater, thermostat is
attached to line just above where heater is attached.
You will find that is quicker to cut thermostat wire, then splice together with wire nut. reassemble in reverse order. To check ice door, you must remove inner door panel, mine had to selenoid rusted and locked up. Removed , cleaned, reinstalledm worked ok. Hope this helps someone. Thank you from your good service!
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inlet sump hole made by rat
it went well took three hours to r&r part all went well advise taking your time.
remove screws that secure the dishwasher and slowly pull the dishwasher to make sure electricity turn off and then unplug from the wall outlet then pull slowly from the opening very lower part of the dishwasher is your water line turn water off location under kitchen sink turn off and go and unscrew the water one under the dishwater fitting is 1/2 in unscrew you will have a little water coming out undo the dishwasher drain line as a clamp undo clamp and disconnect line beware as something to catch water w
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  • Customer:
    javier from edinburg, TX
  • Parts Used:
    WR50X10068, WR55X10025
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
The back wall of the freezer side was frosting
After the refrigerator had been disconnected a few hours, I removed the lower back side panel from the freezer side. Both the temp sensor and defrost thermostat were easy to find . I then cut the wires to remove the parts and just rewired the new parts the same way and I was done . My refrigerator has been working fine since.
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  • Customer:
    Sean from Walkersville, MD
  • Parts Used:
    WR50X10068, WR55X10025
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
The refridgerators an freezer stop being cold
Went to this site read through there trouble shooting info. Bought my parts they arrived very fast. The were very easy to install if you have any mechanical knowledge. Replaced both parts in less than 30 minutes. Nothing changed. So had to buy the replacement mother board. Installed it in 20 minutes. Everything is awesome running right now.
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  • Customer:
    Robert from Islamorada, FL
  • Parts Used:
    WR51X10101, WR50X10068
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Warm refrigerator and upper freezer, frost on back freezer cover
Several other instructions for changing the thermostat are fine, BUT.....BE CAREFULL WHEN INSERTING EXCESS WIRE UP INTO PLASTIC MOLDING! Why? The fan is also in there, and as I dicovered, with the extra wire tucked underneath, the excess wires went into the fan blade and stopped it from spinning. I watched and listen for a whole day wondering..."Now why I don't hear the fan spinning?" (despite the back of the freezer being cold). My thoughts, and later confirmation were that the wires had fowled the blades. It was easy to resolve. But is better to tuck them underneath towards the left or right side of the moulding than directly center where the fan is....
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  • Customer:
    Calvin from Homestead, FL
  • Parts Used:
    WR51X10101, WR50X10068
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
Freezer coils frosting up, freezer and refrigerator sections not cold enough.
Reviewed the video. It is very good. Removed power. Used hair dryer to reduce frost enough to remove shelves from the freezer. Using nut driver, removed the two screws holding the back panel. Removed the back panel. Placed it outside in the sun to defrost and dry out. Using fan and hair dryer spent about an hour defrosting the coils. Using nut driver, removed the heater. The heater did not test open. Appeared to still be good. Removed the thermostat by cutting wires and snapping it off of the top coil line. The thermostat had the same resistance as the new thermostat. Installed the new thermostat using butt crimps. Taped the ends as in the video. Had trouble mounting the heater. Re-reviewed the video. The video agreed with the part, in that the wires to the heater pass down the right side. On this refrigerator, the wires pass down the left side. The heater was then mounted with the wires relocated to the right side. One wire was long enough to be relocated. The other was short. Had I known about this in advance I would have spliced in more wire. Re-installed back panel and shelves. Reconnected power. The refrigerator has been working frost free for a few days. Perhaps the thermostat was not switching on the heater and the new thermostat fixed the problem.
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  • Customer:
    John Conrad from Mount Vernon, NY
  • Parts Used:
    WR50X10068
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
My Freezer and Refrigerator warm
After submitting the serial number, the diagnosis was listed on part select website.I ordered the defrost thermostat, followed all the instructions and in thirty minutes replaced the part, and now my refrigerator works like. Saving me $1500.00 for a new one.Thank you .John
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  • Customer:
    Stan from Jackson, NJ
  • Parts Used:
    WR50X10068
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
Freezer and Refrigerator not cold enough
De-icing the coils and everything behind the panel took 2.5 hours. The actual repair took 5 minutes. I'm happy to say that so far all is well. The freezer and refrigerator are nice and cold and there is no ice build up in the freezer.
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