REFRIGERATOR WASN'T COOLING,EVAPORATER COIL FREEZING UP

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator

Model8ED20TKXDW00

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Robert From Doral, FL

May 01, 2009

25 out of 31 people found this instruction helpful

I have a side by side so in order to access the bi-metal switch I first had to empty out the freezer. The switch is clipped on to the top of the evaporator coil. I had to remove 8 screws to remove the back panel of the freezer compartment.
The bi-metal switch was right there in plain view. There are two colored wires that come out of the switch. I tried pulling them out of the socket they were plugged into but gave up for fear of breaking something. I ended up cutting the wires and splicing them together. I used the plastic twist caps. I made sure when I closed everything back up that the open end of the caps were pointing down so no water can accumulate in them. It has been 3 days now and so far so good

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat (Now subbed to Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat)

Part Number: PS2376801

$27.33
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