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Bimetal Defrost Thermostat

$42.88
Fix Number: FIX11738231
Manufacturer #: WP10442411
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

This refrigerator defrost thermostat will cut out at 55 degrees Fahrenheit and kick back in when the temperature drops to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The thermostat itself is a little over an inch long while its extending wires are almost seven inches long.

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Replacing your Bimetal Defrost Thermostat

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Average Repair Rating: 3.9 / 5.0, 7 reviews.
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  • Customer:
    james from Minden, NV
  • Parts Used:
    R0131577, WP10442411
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
WOULD NOT QUIT RUNNING
BIMETAL DEFROST THERMOSTATE- REMOVED 3 SCREWS HOLDING ICE MAKER AND UNPLUGED TO REMOVE IT. REMOVED BACK PANNEL TO REACH THERMOSTATE LOCATED IN UPPER RIGHT CORNER. HAD TO SPLICE ONE OF THE TWO WIRES. REPLACED DEFROST TIMER BUT BELIEVE IT WAS OK
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  • Customer:
    Mary E from Bala Cynwyd, PA
  • Parts Used:
    WP10442411
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Socket set
both fridge and freezer were not staying cool/cold enough Frost appeared on the back wall of freezer
Most time consuming portion of this repair was actually defrosting the freezer. Since the thermostat had stopped working, the freezer had stopped defrosting. This is why fridge and freezer were no longer cooling well. We had paid someone to replace this part maybe 7 years ago and I think it cost well over $200! I remember supplying the repair guy with my hair dryer and my towels to do this work and the majority of the time I spent on his was probably for the defrosting! The part replacement itself takes literally 5 minutes. If you are even the slightest bit handy with a tool and own a blow dryer and some old towels, you're all set! The great videos on this site and a big help too! Thanks to this site t and everyone before me who posted tips! My fridge is cooling and freezing like new and it only cost me a total of $25.46!!!
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  • Customer:
    Wendell from Decatur, GA
  • Parts Used:
    WP10442411
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
Refrigerator not cooling
Took panel off in freezer. Disconnected the old part and installed the new part. Put panel back on. That was it.
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  • Customer:
    Steve from Pflugerville, TX
  • Parts Used:
    WP10442411
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
Freezer was frosted - ice melted and dripped down
My freezer was frosted and temperature wasn't cold enough which caused the ice to melt and dripped down, then the door pushed out and ajar. I have to defrost it every 2 days for it to work again. I read some of the comments here and watched the repaired videos. I decided to change both the defrost thermostat (which turned out is the culprit to the problem) and the timer. And the refrigerator is working like new now. Thank a lot. The order experience with this site is amazing. From start to finish, easy and comprehensive search engine, shipping was fast and video installation instruction was to the point. 5 stars!!!
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  • Customer:
    Kevin from Northville, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
Cold freezer - warm fridge
I actually used NO parts! When I removed the coil cover the evap coils had ice ( fridge was off two hours before I arrived) i cut a tywrap holding the wires and saw it! The defrost thermostat that is in series circuit to the defrost heater had come UN Plugged. Plugged it back in and Voila heater worked finished melting ice, all good. Parts I bought are now collecting dust on top of the fridge. Since Defrost was iffy-sometimes yes sometimes no, I just bought the parts. Lesson , before buying parts might be worth having a look see for say, unplugged defrost heater thermostat.. :-/
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  • Customer:
    albert from sayreville, NJ
  • Parts Used:
    WP10442411
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
ice build up in freezer/ not freezing
removed screws holding back panel. used hair dryer to remove all ice. new thermostat had different connectors. cut off connectors from old one and connected them to the one. snapped back on to tube. works as good as new. this was the second time I replaced this part in about 5 years
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  • Customer:
    Thomas from Genoa, IL
  • Parts Used:
    WP10442411
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
Not cooling but freeze
Defrost vaporizer system,checked vaporizer fan,checked evap heater continuity ,finally discovery that bimetal defrost thermostat failed test . Replaced and refrgertor is back to normal operation.
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Model Compatibility
This part works with the following models:
Fix Number: FIX11738231
Manufacturer Part Number: WP10442411
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Model Number
Description
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