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Defrost Thermostat

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Fix Number: FIX2350702
Manufacturer #: 297216600
Manufactured by: Frigidaire

Product Description

If 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.

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Charlie
December 7, 2021
No matter where I set the control the freezer keeps running and maintains temperature at approximately 12-15 degrees
For model number 253.28262801
Hello Charlie, Thank you for the question. We suggest testing the Defrost Thermostat with a Multimeter. The best way to do this is to remove the thermostat from the refrigerator so you can control the temperature of the sensor. You can let the sensor warm up to room temperature. With the sensor warmed up to room temperature the sensor should read approximately 6.2K Ohms at 68°F. With the thermistor submerged is a glass full of ice water, the sensor should be very close to 32°F which should read approximately 16.3K Ohms. If the values that you are getting are far off from these readings, then the sensor is bad and should be replaced. We hope this helps!

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  • Customer:
    Terry from Campbell, TX
  • Parts Used:
    297216600, 215846602
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Fridge stop cooling right after freezer stopped
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  • Customer:
    Tom from ELK RAPIDS, MI
  • Parts Used:
    297216600
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Warm 10 degree lowes it would go
Follow utube bidio
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  • Customer:
    Tatsuaki from Coralville, IA
  • Parts Used:
    297216600
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
It stopped freezing -- just warm air!
Disconnect AC power and remove the dial gauge. Remove three racks to reach the back panel inside the freezer by removing split stoppers on one side. Remove all the hex screws and rubber insulation pads to expose the cooling unit. Remove the old thermostat from the cooling pipe and install the new unit. Make sure that the thermostat bracket fits tightly around the cooling pipe; otherwise, it cannot read the correct temperature. Reverse the procedure.
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  • Customer:
    Petr from FEDERAL WAY, WA
  • Parts Used:
    297216600
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Freezer would not shut down kept running continuously, fan was not working,and will not wouldn't defrost.
I bought new parts foe Artic Air Freezer: Defrost Thermostat, TIMER DEFROST,Fan Motor. It took me 30 minutes to change all parts. Now working like clock.
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  • Customer:
    Dean from Townville, SC
  • Parts Used:
    297216600
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Inconsistant temprature
Simple plug and play, per the instructional video on this web site.
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  • Customer:
    frank from loxahatchee, FL
  • Parts Used:
    297216600, 297309000
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
freezer ran all the time
The repair is pretty straight forward check video with this site . If your fan is working do not replace it, that was not the problem that was suggested. The thermostat sensor solved the problem.
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  • Customer:
    Chuck from Bishopville, SC
  • Parts Used:
    297216600, 5304464438
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
freezer would not restart after shutting down during run cycle..
changed both thermostat an run capacitor. freezer has been running now for two weeks without any problems..
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  • Customer:
    Mike from West Point, MS
  • Parts Used:
    5304518034, 297216600
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
my parents (85) freezer was warm/ ice in the bottom
I looked at the other reviews and decided to buy both the defrost thermostat and the defrost timer. I told mom I would try to fix her freezer for mothers day. After cleaning up, I checked the defrost heater as was described by others and it had resistance. I the installed both the defrost thermostat and timer.I plugged in the freezer and after about 8 hours I had mom put some water on the top shelf. The next morning was Mothers day and the water was frozen. This site and the reviews really helped. They are both very happy.
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  • Customer:
    Robert from Valdosta, GA
  • Parts Used:
    5304518034, 297216600
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
Freezer to warm
Followed instructions on your video. On defrost timer didn't have to use existing metal bracket just mounted timer directly to unit.
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  • Customer:
    Mike from Yulee, FL
  • Parts Used:
    297216600
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
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Wont stop running
Very fast shipping, 10 minute installation, problem solved Defrost thermostat was definitely the problem, thanks to problem solver on this site. Thanks again!! I have fixed many appliance problems using your problem solver and videos.
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Model Compatibility
This part works with the following models:
Fix Number: FIX2350702
Manufacturer Part Number: 297216600
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