I was getting irratic temperture control. I determined that tapping on the control would cause it to turn on or off as it should, on if the frig was to warm, or off if it was to cold.

ApplianceHotpoint Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Dennis From Kalamazoo, MI

Oct 19, 2011

7 out of 9 people found this instruction helpful

The temperture control was mounted on the back wall of the refrigerator. One screw and a couple of tabs appeared to be the only attachments. After removing the screw, the freezer control appeared to be an issue since it was also attached to other parts. A little careful pushing revealed that the control knob simply snapped into the cover over the thermastat. Once unsnapped the thermastat and it's plastic cover were only attached by the three electricl connections. Pulling them loose off the terminals left the unit free. Simply examining how the old thermastat was mounted in the cover, and replacing it, and then reinstalling it in the frig was as breeze. All was well again.

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Temperature Control Thermostat

Part Number: PS310768

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