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Defrost Thermostat Kit
Fix Number FIX469522
Manufacturer Part Number 5303918214This is a genuine OEM kit for the defrost thermostat in your freezer. This kit comes with the clip, leads, and heat shrink. Some indicators that you may need to replace your thermostat is if there is excessive frost in your fridge or freezer, or the appliance will not defrost. Using a multimeter, you can determine if the thermostat is faulty. The thermostat is located behind a panel in the back of the freezer, so you will need to empty out the shelves in order to access it. Please be sure to disconnect the power supply to your appliance before beginning this repair. The tools you will need for this project include a 1/4-inch nut driver, wire strippers, and a heat gun or blow dryer. After you have replaced the thermostat, your fridge and freezer should start cooling again within 30 minutes of being plugged in.
Fix Number FIX304103
Manufacturer Part Number WR55X10025The temperature sensor, also referred to as a thermistor, is used to monitor the refrigerator and freezer internal temperatures. The sensor is a small capsule like device that is protected by a white plastic casing. The sensor sends the temperature reading to the control board, which uses this information to turn on the compressor and fan circuits. If this part is malfunctioning it may inaccurately signal the control board to turn off these components, resulting in warmer than normal temperatures in the fresh food and freezer sections. This part can break from material fatigue through normal use, and will need to be replaced when this happens. You will find this part attached to the evaporator and control housing in your appliance. This OEM part measures roughly 1.25 inches with 18-inch long wire leads. For this repair, you will need a 1/4 inch nut driver, a pair of strippers and crimpers, and a pair of wire splice connectors.
Fix Number FIX2350702
Manufacturer Part Number 297216600If you have frost building up in your freezer, or the temperature in your fridge is running too warm, there may be an issue with the defrost thermostat. This thermostat sits on the top of the evaporator and protects it from overheating when the defrost cycle is running. It does this by regulating the temperature in your appliance, and should shut off the heater once the frost has melted off the coils. If you need a new thermostat, this is a genuine OEM replacement part. Please be sure to disconnect the power supply to your fridge before beginning this repair.
Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat
Fix Number FIX11750673
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10225581The bi-metal defrost thermostat is attached to the evaporator, and its purpose is to protect the evaporator from overheating when the defrost cycle is running. If there is frost building up in your freezer, or it gets too warm during the defrost cycle, there may be an issue with the thermostat. You can use a multimeter to determine if it is the thermostat or the heater itself that is faulty. If you do need to replace the thermostat, this is a genuine OEM part. As this repair requires some electrical work, please be sure to disconnect the power supply to your fridge before starting this project. You will need a Phillips screwdriver, a 1/4-inch nut driver, a flat blade screwdriver, wire strippers, electrical tape, and butt splice connectors in order to complete this repair.
Fix Number FIX1017716
Manufacturer Part Number WR50X10068If your freezer has a buildup of frost, or is not maintaining the proper temperature, there may be an issue with the defrost thermostat. This device stops the evaporator coil from overheating while the defrost cycle is running, as it stops the heater at the end of the cycle. The thermostat goes by other names such as the defrost limiter thermostat, the high limit thermostat, and the refrigerator defrost bi-metal thermostat. This is a genuine OEM replacement part, designed to fit your model of refrigerator. The defrost thermostat is located in the freezer portion of your refrigerator, attached to the tubing of the evaporator coil, and will require a few different tools to replace. These include wire strippers, electrical tape, quarter-inch nut driver, and a couple of wire connectors. Be sure to disconnect the power supply to your fridge before beginning this repair.
Fix Number FIX11739232
Manufacturer Part Number WP2198202This genuine OEM part is a thermostat assembly for your fridge. This part acts as a sensor to detect temperature changes in the evaporator. When the defrost cycle is running and the ice has melted, the thermostat detects the temperature increase and shuts the cycle off. You may need to replace the thermostat assembly if your fridge or freezer is too warm, the temperatures fluctuate constantly, or the units continuously runs, or will not run at all. You can use a multimeter to check if the thermostat is faulty and needs to be replaced. Please be sure to disconnect the power supply to your fridge before beginning this repair.
Fixes these symptoms
- Freezer section too warm
- Freezer too cold
- Fridge and Freezer are too warm
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