Frezzer kept freexing up, and auto defrost would not work. Fan running, compressor not turing on, fridge warm.

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Barry From Pottstown, PA

Mar 13, 2009

3 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Removed all the food from the freezer. Removed 5 screws that hold the back cover on and removed the cover. Melted the build up of ice that was present on the coils and other components behind the cover. I was sure to keep a towel under the fridge as the drip tray was sure to over fill. With the fridge unplugged, cut the wires from the thermostat. On the wiring side, not the thermostat side, shorted the wires I just cut together and plugged in the fridge. The defrost heater turned on. This told me that it was indeed the termostat and not the timer. Replaced the thermostat and it has been runing ever since.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Thermostat Kit

Part Number: PS2166908

In Stock