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Bimetal Defrost Thermostat - 6" Leads

PartSelect Number PS1997225

This refrigerator defrost thermostat will cut out at 55 degrees Fahrenheit and kick back in when the temperature drops to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. This thermostat controls the defrost cycle.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Fridge section too warm.
  • Freezer section too warm.
  • Freezer not defrosting.
  • Freezer section too cold.
  • Fridge section too cold.
  • Refrigerator runs too long.
  • Frost buildup.
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    $26.06
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Parts Used

  • Bimetal Defrost Thermostat - 6" Leads

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

Customerron from solon IA

Food in fridge not cold

remove frozen food. take back panel off. use hair dryer to dethaw finned part. swapped defrost thermostat.one lead ok, other had to cut ends and wire splice together. replace panel and food. took care of problem, food in fridge stays cold. totally impressed with delivery time. ordered mon here tuesday. awesome..........

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerMichael S. from Brockport NY

Freezer would not defrost

use your site as a referance no problem customer rep was great also

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

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Customerjohn from vero beach FL

Coils ice up-causes unit to run constantly-freezer temp above 28

for timer-removed front base cover, removed timer from mount plate- r2 timer-reattached plug- installed front base cover. for defrost thermostat- remove all trays and slide mounts-removed back metal cover- remove thermostat and unplug wires. Cut three inch section of brown wire with terminal from old thermostat and replace on new thermostat using an in line splice. reassemble

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  • Bimetal Defrost Thermostat - 6" Leads

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerChris from Bloomington MN

Replacement thermostat to resolve auto-defrost issue / hot connector did not match.

I used the original connector from the spent thermostat and waterproofed the connection with a 16g wire nut and electric tape. Works great! In hindsight I would have ordered the part earlier as this is a typical solution to a freezer frosting over. Manual defrost is a pain!

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  • Bimetal Defrost Thermostat - 6" Leads

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDonnie from Pampa TX

Frig was warm, freezer was fronzen over

It made so so easy watching the video. Thank you for that. I was ready to but a new one for about $800. but I did the repairs in about 20 minutes for about $23. Thank again

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  • Bimetal Defrost Thermostat - 6" Leads

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerSal from San Jose CA

Bottom freezer compartment frosting over

Followed advice from some forum posts here to replace Defrost timer and/or bimetal thermostat. First started with the defrost timer, but the freezer frosted over again. Then replaced bimetal and seems to have resolved the problem. Simple repair. If it wasnt for having to defrost the freezer each time I replaced the parts, it would have taken less time to repair.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerCharles from Rhinebeck NY

Freezer coils icing; high temp in frig section

Noticed that defrost sensor on freezer evaporator coils ruptured and defrost timer not working -- refrig running constantly. Replaced both sensor and timer. Refrigator working properly now.

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  • Bimetal Defrost Thermostat - 6" Leads

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJoseph from Lynbrook NY

Refrigerator evaporator core iced up

I checked your web site for similar problems. Most were the bimetal defrost thermostat. Some had defrost timer problems. Althought my bimetal thermostat was deformed by the ice I replaced both parts. The fix was easy after defrosting the evaporator. By using the spec sheets I found the locations and replaced the parts. The refrigerator is now working fine.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerDavid from Atlantic Beach FL

Circuit breaker tripped/shut down frig. Every 8 hrs when time switched on

Removed timer kit (this was the second time for this part)/ replaced - this is a fairly simple job and take 5 minutes. The defrost thermostat take about 10 minutes to get to and take out the old one, replacement is a 2 minute job, unplug and replace, the longest part of this job is getting the back of the freezer off and then replaced, but it is fairly simple to do. Total time to diagnose about 15 minutes, replacement parts arrived in 2 business days, replacement time 15 - 18 minutes total. Recommend getting the thermostat and timer together. The first time this happened, only order the timer but I think the problem was the thermostat all along and the time seemed to be operating but when it came on every eight hours it tripped the circuit breaker Not sure which was really the problem, but all working fine now.

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  • Bimetal Defrost Thermostat - 6" Leads

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerPercy from Morgan CIty LA

Refrigerator section not working, freezer working.

Had to defrost the freezer which takes most of the time. Once freezer is defrosted its a simple matter of disassembling and removing the cover which covers the evaporator and disconnecting the defrost thermostat and replacing with the new one then reassembling. The information provided at the Parts Select site was all I needed to get the repair done.

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  • Bimetal Defrost Thermostat - 6" Leads

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerPhilip from Leesburg VA

Fridge wasn't cooling

Remove trays and front drawer (2 screws, probably optional, but but easier to work with it removed). Remove the icemaker (2 screws), disconnect icemaker electrical connection. Remove back panel (bunch of screws). Once there, I heated up the coil to remove all the ice so I could get to the thermostat (it had become very clogged from not being defrosted). Remove and replace the thermostat, then put everything back. Now works perfectly.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

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Customersusan from staten island NY

Ice build up in freezer/constantly running

Since I wasn't sure if it was the bimetal thermostat or timer, I purchased both. After reading the comments of other repairer's, the price of both parts was worth the work of defrosting the freezer twice.I unplugged the refrigerator and removed the ice buildup in the freezer. I removed the trays and rear panel (7 screws). I had to remove the ice on the condenser (a hair dryer works perfectly). The thermostat came off easily, just unsnaps. Like others, I had to cut 1 wire, solder and tape the old end terminal to match the wiring. I relpaced the panel and trays. I then removed the timer housing 2 screws and the timer 2 screws. The timer was an exact replacement. Just unplug the old and plug in the new. The only rough part was the bottom housing screw. The bottom frame was in the way but with a little wiggling and bending I was able to remove it. Its been over a week and everything is working great.(the unit is even running less now). I know I saved a lot of money doing the repair myself. The repair stories were very helpfull. I will go to your site for other repairs and parts. Susan Staten Island, New York

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  • Bimetal Defrost Thermostat - 6" Leads

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerSeward from Rochester NY

Frig was hot! And freezer was frosted over

Just as others discribed, removing ice maker, defrosting Freezer, removing freezer basket and shelf, removing the back panel, locating the iced over thermostat. One of the connectors wasn't the same, so I cut off the connector and wire from the old thermostat, spliced the wire and connector to the new one. Used heat shrink to cover the splice. Reassembled everything. :-D

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  • Bimetal Defrost Thermostat - 6" Leads

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerRyan from Burnsville MN

Coils frozen up completely in freezer

I unplugged the old thermostat and tested it with my meter and found it was always closed. I hooked up the new thermostat and the ran the defrost cycle and I now had heat in the defrost heater and the problem was solved.

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  • Bimetal Defrost Thermostat - 6" Leads

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerJim from Milford DE

Freezer coils would frost up and block flow of air

Emptied the contents of the freezer
Removed the panel covering the coils and fan
Since I suspected the thermostat, I removed it and tested for continuity. When it was constantly "open" I decided it was defective, and ordered a new one from PartSelect.
As an interim fix, I connected together the two wires that had been attached to the thermostat, so the fan ran constantly.
When the part arrived, I connected it, replaced the cover panel and monitored the temperature for a day to verify that it maintained below freezing.

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