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Temperature Sensor

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Fix Number: FIX304103
Manufacturer #: WR55X10025
Manufactured by: GE

Product Description

The 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.

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Replacing your Temperature Sensor

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Mike
July 6, 2022
I'm Confused about my Temperature sensor. I clearly see in the new part two wires. The part in the fridge looks like one thick wire. Am I letting a protective coating cause my doubts?
For model number GFE28HSHDSS
Hi Mike, Thank you for your question. We have included a link to one of our YouTube videos that you may reference on how to install the temperature sensor. The refrigerator in the video may appear different from yours, but it will give you a general idea on how to install the part. If you have any questions, please let us know. We are open 7 days a week. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Dana
7 days ago
Freezer cold at 0, refrigerator at 53. Service guy replaced temp sensor still not working. I replaced defrost heater because they said it was next. Still no success. Should I try replacing temp sensors in both freezer and refrigerator?
For model number DFE29JMDJES
Hello Dana, Thank you for the question. We suggest checking the Air Duct to make sure it is opening and closing normally and allowing cold air through from the freezer to the fresh food section. We hope this solves your problem!

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Valentin
July 5, 2022
My fridge is too cold. The freezer itself freezes well but the top part where the fresh food area is keeps getting frozen. What can I do. Thank you.
For model number PFE28RSHHSS
Hi Valentin, Thank you for your question. If the fresh food section of your refrigerator is too cold, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the thermistor, the refrigerator dispenser control board and the main electronic control board. We have included a link that you may reference on how to check these parts. Once you have determined the part you need, please feel free to call customer service. We are open 7 days a week and anyone will be happy to assist you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Daniel
October 24, 2022
How would I know which temperature sensor is failing on my refrigerator? My freezer seems to be working fine but my refrigerator is way too cold and it's freezing items like spinach.
For model number GE PSS26MSRASS
Hi Daniel, thank you for reaching out. According to our research, this is the temperature sensor that is causing the fridge to freeze the items. Replacing it should fix your problem. We hope this helps! If you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Thanks again for your great question.

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Average Repair Rating: 3.3 / 5.0, 29 reviews.
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  • Customer:
    Steven from Indio, CA
  • Parts Used:
    WR55X10025
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Fresh food section not cooling
Online info suggested thermal sensor was the issue (coils cleaned, fans functional). I ordered the part and received it in 2 days. Finding the sensor was the issue. I removed the shelves, then removed a temp control knob, the lights and the protective panel covering them. I removed a long white panel (no screws), removed two panels (one with 2 screws, one with three screws. The thermal sensor was behind the last panel removed. The cooling coils with the thermal sensor were covered with a styrofoam like device. Used a hair dryer to melt the ice. The new sensor was then put in place as per other videos on this topic. It took longer to melt the ice then to remove the panels giving access to the sensor. All in all a pretty easy repair. BTW, refrigerator is working fine (0-2F in freezer, 37F in fresh foods side).
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the fridge would not stay cool
Replace the termostat and temp sensor for those two you have to cut and splice new wires. And the water filter easy twist off and twist back on for the heater and braket assembly it was pull out old and place new maybe hour long job
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  • Customer:
    Christopher from Landrum, SC
  • Parts Used:
    WR51X10101, WR55X10025
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
freezer not defrosting...complete frost build-up within a week of manual drfrost.
watched informative youtube instructions. basically very easy and simple task.
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  • Customer:
    CHRISTOPHER from CHILDERSBURG, AL
  • Parts Used:
    WR50X10068, WR55X10025
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Freezer keeps freezing over
Removed 6-8 small screws (hex, slotted and phillip's) to access coils in freezer. Found Temp Sensor and Thermostat attached at top of coil. Clipped Temperature Sensor and Thermostat wires close to existing sensors. Used screw caps to splice new components. Dabbed a small amount of petroleum jelly into caps to protect from moisture. Freezer and Frig working better than they have in years. No more freezing up and food stays fresh longer.
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  • Customer:
    DIXON from BRONX, NY
  • Parts Used:
    WR50X10068, WR55X10025
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
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Freezer clod-fridge warm, coils were frosting up cutting off air flow
I removed the old temperature sensor by cutting the wires. I attached the wires of the new sensor with wire nuts and mounted it in the same bracket.first I removed shelves, bottom drawer, one drawer slide. then removed plastic cover from inside, light bulb, removed two screws from back panel (inside refrigerator, removed panel. You will see heater towards bottom. Remove screws (2) that hold heater in place, disconnect wires from heater, thermostat is
attached to line just above where heater is attached.
You will find that is quicker to cut thermostat wire, then splice together with wire nut. reassemble in reverse order. To check ice door, you must remove inner door panel, mine had to selenoid rusted and locked up. Removed , cleaned, reinstalledm worked ok. Hope this helps someone. Thank you from your good service!
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  • Customer:
    Sean from Walkersville, MD
  • Parts Used:
    WR50X10068, WR55X10025
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
The refridgerators an freezer stop being cold
Went to this site read through there trouble shooting info. Bought my parts they arrived very fast. The were very easy to install if you have any mechanical knowledge. Replaced both parts in less than 30 minutes. Nothing changed. So had to buy the replacement mother board. Installed it in 20 minutes. Everything is awesome running right now.
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  • Customer:
    mahendra from loganville, GA
  • Parts Used:
    WR60X10220, WR55X10025
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
refrigerator not cool
Simple as 123 the video make it really easy thanks
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  • Customer:
    javier from edinburg, TX
  • Parts Used:
    WR50X10068, WR55X10025
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
The back wall of the freezer side was frosting
After the refrigerator had been disconnected a few hours, I removed the lower back side panel from the freezer side. Both the temp sensor and defrost thermostat were easy to find . I then cut the wires to remove the parts and just rewired the new parts the same way and I was done . My refrigerator has been working fine since.
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it went well took three hours to r&r part all went well advise taking your time.
remove screws that secure the dishwasher and slowly pull the dishwasher to make sure electricity turn off and then unplug from the wall outlet then pull slowly from the opening very lower part of the dishwasher is your water line turn water off location under kitchen sink turn off and go and unscrew the water one under the dishwater fitting is 1/2 in unscrew you will have a little water coming out undo the dishwasher drain line as a clamp undo clamp and disconnect line beware as something to catch water w
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  • Customer:
    Roy from Ronkonkoma, NY
  • Parts Used:
    WR50X10068, WR55X10025
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Ice Box would thaw then freeze
Just like the man said pull the rear panel removed defrost thermostat replaced with new one did the same thing to the temp sensor. very easy one thing I really liked was the probability factor you have on the sale items which made me buy both probable causes for this problem. statistically can't be the odds worked dead on. refrig works fine as normal thank you
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This part works with the following models:
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Manufacturer Part Number: WR55X10025
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