The radiator was not defrosting.

ApplianceFrigidaire Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Alfredo From Mount Pleasant, SC

Apr 27, 2010

15 out of 22 people found this instruction helpful

The radiator was not being properly defrosted and the refrigerator and freezer could not keep the temperature. Two things can be causing this, the defrost module which defrost the refrigerator on a regular basis ($110) or the thermostat ($18). I tried the thermostat since it is very easy to do (remove cover plate inside the freezer, cut wires of old thermostat, connect new thermostat by stripping wires. Presto...however the thermostat was NOT the problem. The problem was a blown timer circuit board that controls the regular defrosting. That repair was done by a technician. The board was $110, it seats inside the refrigerator in the control panel area.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Thermostat Kit

Part Number: PS469522

In Stock