evaporator coil would freeze up solid. no air flow through coil; no cooling.

ApplianceFrigidaire Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver


Jun 18, 2011

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-unplug power cord.(safety first!
-Removed evaporator cover in freezer. found defrost thermostat defective.
-use hair dryer to manually defrost coil from ice build-up.
-unclip thermostat from coil.
-cut wires close to the defrost thermostat; remove defective thermostat.
-clip on new defrost thermostat.
-connect wires using included butt connectors including shrink tubing (also included)
-replace coil cover.
-plug power cord back in.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Thermostat Kit

Part Number: PS469522

In Stock