Auto Defrost Freezer keeps defrosting SIDE BY SIDE KITCHENAID

ApplianceKitchenAid Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

James From Ringoes, NJ

Oct 01, 2010

14 out of 18 people found this instruction helpful

DISCONNECT POWER. Removed all shelves/baskets.Popped upper panel off (just clips in) Removed 6 screws in lower back panel ( 3 each side) slid panel in place but down. You can then easily see the defrost thermostat/defrost termination switch. Cut the wire connectors (pink n brown wire) stripped back wire, attached new defrost thermostat. Thermostat clips on. New thermostat ohm's at 5.5, old one was "open". Slid cover back up meeting the upper cover grooves. Screwed lower panel in. Put shelves etc back in. Plugged in. Turns on, put a bottle of water in freezer. Checked a while later, frozen. has been frozen for a week.
-James

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

Part Number: PS2376801

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