We determined that we needed to replace the fresh food damper assembly on our GE side-by-side refrigerator, so we have a new part here and we are here to install it. So we will go ahead and open up the refrigerator door, we have removed the top shelf for ease, first thing we are going to do is remove this panel here in the back so we are going to grab this panel here, move that out of the way.
Up by the filter, there is a cover, we are going to squeeze that and remove this one as well, alright, now we are going to remove our light cover, there is a screw right here at the top center at the front, I am going to go ahead and take that screw out, then with that screw out, you can pop the light cover off. Now with this exposed, there is a Phillips screw here and here and here and here that we can take out.
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Now with that loose, we can remove our polar light shield. Up here is a screw at the bottom here, we are going to have to take it out. Now with that out, our dispenser damper assembly is loose so we can pull it down and out of the way. There is a wiring harness, we are going to disconnect it and now we have our damper assembly out and inside there you can see what caused the problem.
The little black door that was supposed to be fixed is broken and it’s just laying sideways or crooked. In our replacement part, you can see that the door is fixed and it’s closed. Ok, in order to make this work, when we install this, this isn’t going to stick it out far enough to hit that sidewall up there so air could get out around it so I give you this accessory piece that has some tape on it so we are going to start with that, just remove the inside portion that is of no use, peel the tape.
Basically, I am just going to stick it right onto the part that’s already there and it’s very soft and what that will do is create a good seal up against the wall so no air escapes around the side. So we are going to go ahead and put this into position, going to connect our wiring first and then hold it in position and I will start with the bottom two screws here just to get it where it needs to be.
Alright, we have the new one that’s held in place so what we are going to do is start the bracket that holds the light fixture in place. I am going to put this around my shield, so we have that together, now we can start putting our screws in place in here, I am going to try and start with the front. So we got the front two in, now we can get the back two which should be easier.
Alright, that’s in, I am going to put the light cover, put the screw in that holds it in place, cover for my filter and the bottom cover here that hides our wiring and then finally we will be putting our shelf back in.