Refrigerator wouldn't kick on unless we tapped the thermostat knob and then the freezer would frost up because it wouldn't kick off

ApplianceFrigidaire Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Yolanda B From Waterville, ME

Jun 24, 2011

6 out of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Unplugged the refrigerator and then removed the knobs and face plate inside, by removing the screws. I then removed the screws holding the thermostat and unplugged the Thermostat assembly, and replaced it with the new one, then removed the defrost timer and replaced with the new one. I then replaced the screws and the face plate, then the knobs. I plugged the refrigerator and it kicked on right away. Within a half hour we had it running and at the right temperature. It was so easy I think my wife could have done it!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermostat Assembly

Part Number: PS329884

In Stock

Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz

Part Number: PS376605

In Stock