refrigerator not always cooling

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers

James From East Greenwich, RI

Aug 07, 2011

6 out of 8 people found this instruction helpful

After discovering I could give the thermostat box a rap with my hand and get it to start the fridge I got online at your site and found others were doing the same, before replacing the thermostat. I ordered the part from you and received it the next day! I used a long neck nut driver to remove the one screw holding the thermo box in place and pliers to unplug the three wires on the thermo unit. After removing the control knob it slides right out. I unwound the temp sensor wire and tried to shape it like the old one before installing(making this sensor fit like the old one takes a little juggling). Then hooked the wires on the new unit that you sent and the fridge started working again flawlessly. Big savings!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Temperature Control Thermostat

Part Number: PS331023

In Stock