Refrigerator stopped cooling. Would restart when thermostat was tapped, but would stop again within minutes.

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Charles From Chatsworth, CA

Feb 20, 2010

5 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Instructions were simple and clear. Removed knob, snapped off plastic control panel. Then removed five 1/4" head sheetmetal screws to remove metal bracket holding thermostat. Two more 1/4" head screws held the thermostat to the bracket. Then pulled off the three fast-on electrical connections and pulled the thermostat and thermocouple tube out. Reversed the process to install new thermostat. My 33 year old garage refrigerator now works perfectly again! NOTE: searching for "thermostat" on the site didn't work.. It's called a "cold control thermostat" for some reason. That's redundant; other than cold, why would a themostat be in a refigerator, for heaven's sakes!?

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Cold Control Thermostat

Part Number: PS392744

In Stock