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Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat

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$43.36
Fix Number: FIX11750673
Manufacturer #: WPW10225581
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

The 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.

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Replacing your Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat

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    Rich
    February 8, 2022
    Why is my refrigerator freezing my food even if I said the temperature to one on the refrigerator
    Hi Rich, Thank you for your question. If 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 electronic control board, the electric damper control, the evaporator fan motor and blade and the defrost timer. 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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      Average Repair Rating: 3.8 / 5.0, 9 reviews.
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        • Customer:
          Rudy from Chaumburg, IL
        • Parts Used:
          WPW10225581
        • Difficulty Level:
          A Bit Difficult
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
        No ice warm frig and freezer
        Took off back panel disconnected wires cut off senser And replaced with new one followed video provided put back to gether working great know thank you loved the help .
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        • Customer:
          David from Jefferson City, MO
        • Parts Used:
          WPW10225581
        • Difficulty Level:
          Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
        Replace Bimetal Defrost Thermostat
        Removed all frozen food from freezer. Take out shelves and light. Remove six 1/4'' nuts from back metal shield. Take off shield. Cut and splice (with twist wire connectors) the pink wire and the brown wires from the main wiring harness. Tape with electrical tape. Put all back together. Actual repair takes about 20 minutes.
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        • Customer:
          Susan from Sugar Hill, GA
        • Parts Used:
          WPW10225581
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver
        The refrigerator was not working proper and freezing up.
        The cover over the defrost thermostat had to be removed the the cover over the filter in the far back. Next the cover over the water filter. This was done so the the stirofoam wit the thermostat could be removed. The whole stirofoam piece must be replace because it comes as one unit. I then replaced the defrost thermostat. Be sure to plug the wiring together. Last I replace all the plastic cover but going backward starting with the water filter cover the the air filter. The last cover would be for the defrost thermostat. I then plugged the refrigerator back in. Of course I have to wait for milk to though, but so far it is working fine.
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        • Customer:
          Willy from lauderhill, FL
        • Parts Used:
          WPW10225581
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers
        Frosty Freezer
        take freezer panel off with my screw drivers and change my bi-metal defrost thermostat.
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        • Customer:
          Javier from Elgin, SC
        • Parts Used:
          WPW10225581
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          Less than 15 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers
        It will not defrost
        I watch the troubleshooting video on your site. Determined the problem, ordered the part and is working like new. Thanks
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        • Customer:
          Debra from Grant, AL
        • Parts Used:
          WPW10225581
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers
        Fridge compartment not cooling
        Well, truthfully my husband did the repair. But I watched and held the flashlight! It was so easy I could've done it myself, and I will if it ever happens again! Great service from your company! We will be using you again when the need arises!
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        • Customer:
          Eric from Royal Palm Beach, FL
        • Parts Used:
          WPW10225581
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
        NOT COLD ENOUGH
        JUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION SENT BY YOUR COMPANY,IT WORKS SO FAR VERY GOOD .
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        • Customer:
          terry from Belleville, IL
        • Parts Used:
          WPW10225581
        • Difficulty Level:
          Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers
        Evaporator frozen solid, fridge and freezer too warm
        Defrost first, remove all freezer shelves, pop upper duct panel loose, remove lower bulb cover and bulb, remove rear shelf brackets on right side, remove six screws on rear panel pull up slightly and remove, note the 2 tabs it hangs on, take picture of wires and position before removal, unplug main harness connection, connectors to fan, ground wire that slides onto the evaporator bracket in back and 2 other connections, unclip thermostat from evaporator tubing, cut brown and pink wires on main harness about an inch or so from main connector, be sure these are the ones that lead to the thermostat, strip wires and connect using red butt connectors, tape to seal well, the connectors I used had a heat shrink built into them, reassemble as removed. My thermostat was on top of the plastic connection between the evaporator and the tubing so I put it directly on the bare tube upon reassembly. Plug back in and monitor for a day or 2. Mine works better than new! Thanks for a great diagnostic chart and videos and great service!
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        • Customer:
          Grace from Aurora, NC
        • Parts Used:
          WPW10225581
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Pliers, Socket set
        Freezer icing up which caused insufficient cooling.
        Unplugged. Cut old thermostat out . Used wire connectors ( the kind you crimp) on new thermostat. Then connected to existing wires from where old thermostat was removed. Waalaa! Freezer is not freezing up. Ice maker is also working now. My milk is really cold. Just the way I like it. Thank you. Your part replacement worked wonderfully and I saved $200.00 on a repair man/woman. :)
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              Model Compatibility
              This part works with the following models:
              Fix Number: FIX11750673
              Manufacturer Part Number: WPW10225581
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