refrigerator would cool down when controler was turned off then on but would not maintain temperature resulting in unit getting too warm and jeapordizing food.

ApplianceFrigidaire Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Paul From Springfield, MO

Jan 26, 2014

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Unplugged unit from power source. Emptied the vegetable crisper and the removed crisper including the permanently fixed mounts on either lower wall of the unit which are retained with screws. Removed temperature control knob. Then removed interior back panel that covers cooling panel and controller. Carefully work panel loose as it is very thin and bendable metal. Note gaskets at each end of the panel and save for re-install. After working panel loose carefully find controller and pinch the mounting bracket of the controller which allows it to release from the panel. Now you may set panel out of the way and continue disassembling the controller. It has a thermal wire that is mounted to the back of the fridge wall with a screw clam. Note position and shape then remove. Remove ground and power connections noting position of each. Take new controller and attach ground and power connection. Bend thermal wire using thumb as a shaper to exacting shape of the old one and position in clamp and secure with screw. Note old controller had a Styrofoam cover and return this cover after attaching new controller to the cover panel. After this, reposition the cover panel and retain with screws but don't tighten screws all the way as you need to be able to shift panel while replacing gaskets at the ends. Place the end gaskets where they originally were and work both in until they seat. Tighten screws on the panel. Replace crisper and plug in. Good luck it fixed mine and the unit works great.

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Part Number: PS8760416

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