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I need to know how to install a defrost thermostat on a PSWLSRDSS side by side GE refrigerator

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Easy you need unplug the unit from power.Now take the lower back panel off from inside the freezer you'll then see a defrost thermostat that looks the same as the new one unplug this and plug in the new one. Cheers

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