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Thermostat Assembly

PartSelect Number PS329884

The thermostat will sense the temperature increase in the evaporator during the defrost cycle and will cycle the defrost heater off after the ice or frost is melted.

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:

  • Will not start.
  • Fridge section too warm.
  • Freezer section too warm.
  • Fridge section too cold.
  • Refrigerator runs too long.
  • Freezer section too cold.
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3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Thermostat Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

Customerroberto from san Antonio TX

Freezer gets too cold then gets to regular tempetured

disconect the power removed the screws with the phillips screwdriver removed the front cover and then removed the rest of the screws. removed the three covers and then removed the thermostat. replaced in reverse order.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerYolanda B from Waterville ME

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

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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Parts Used

  • Thermostat Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerBob from Norman OK

Frig wasn't reliable,kept going off and staying off until I discovered "hitting the knob" trick.

I followed the procedures that others described that had the same problem,very handy

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Parts Used

  • Thermostat Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

Customerpaul from patterson CA

Light on inside, fridge and freezer warm up after initially cooling

Fridge/freezer warm. After unpluging and plug in again, both would get cold. Then, ice would partially melt in the freezer only to refreeze later. Noted large temperature swings in freezer-up to 48 degrees during defrost cycle. Finally after a day or two, both sides warming up permanently to room temp. Tapping inside the fridge near the cold control (thermostat) would cause the warm fridge/freezer to cool again. Installation is simple. Remove knobs and snap on face plate in front top of fridge. Remove screws allowing plastic cover to drop down which houses the thermostat at the inside top of fridge. loosen two mounting hex head screws from thermostat mount. Remove two plastic covers concealing thermostat wire that travels to vent at back of fridge. Remove thermostat. remove plastic tube over wire on old thermostat by slipping it forward and slide tube on to new thermostat wire. Install is the same in reverse. A thermometer in the freezer confirms very little temperature variation after install (3-4degrees); ice no longer melts, unit stays on!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJohn from Largo FL

Either to cold or not cooling. Then it would not kick on.

I did a little homework and decided that it had to be one of two parts. I purchased both parts and installed them. The tricky part was gaining access to the components. I snapped the front panel off and there were the screws. Voila, down hill from here. Read the instructions on the defrost timer assy. and installed new parts. Problem fixed.

I did find the parts later at another site a little less expensive but not with the support provided here. And delivery was fast. Repair cost was less than 100.00 so I am not complaining. Thanks !!

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Parts Used

  • Thermostat Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerWm. from Naples FL

Unit would freeze then defrost but not go back into freezing again untill I moved the thermostat

Turn off power .Remove the control knobs and pry off the front panel ,it just snaps on,Take out two screws holding the control panel Take out the two screws holding the control to the base of the panel to get at the two screws holding the control to the bracket. Ther are screws holding the covers over the thermostat tube. Then pull out the tubbe and remove the plastic cover on the old control and place it on the new control tube. Then route the new tube into the snaps be careful to not make ant sharp bends in tubing.When that is done fasten the control to the bracket and fasten the bracket to the panel.Replace covers over tube to hide it and keep from damaging it when putting things in fridge.. Mount the conrol bracket back to the fridge and replace snap on cover. Plug in electric.

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Parts Used

  • Thermostat Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerPatricia A. from Toccoa GA

Our refrigerator failed to cool in stages, finally quitting to cool or run.

First, after re-reading your descriptions here on your site ( it took clues from each of them) I unplugged the refrigerator and began on the only day my husband was out of town. The two selector knobs came off easily fingers only. The plate came off with only a slight prying with a screwdriver (it is intended to snap off this way). Loosening the screws and removing them in order to remember which order they returned proved to be a challenge. After disassembly, pulling the thermostat out of the tubing and replacing it with the new one without bending it was hard to do also. The refrigerator runs like new, and may run another eleven years! Thanks!

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Parts Used

  • Thermostat Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

Customerdavid j from monroe MI

Fridge kept running longer an was freezing

took front knobs off an then cover took side cover off next then disconnected themostat and replaced with new and followed the coil to side to the back of fridge an put back together. Oh by the way I unplugged the fridge first

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Parts Used

  • Thermostat Assembly

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerWilliam from Jacksonville FL

Runaway chilling and thawing - erratic compressor

Synthesized other's comments on similar issues, eliminated those issues NOT applicable. Narrowed what was left and decided on thermostat as first of three likely solutions. Followed other's installation comments and completed a successful replacement. The avaialability of other comments was key to success. Thanks for a great web site. Best clue was the result of slapping the front control panel to start the balking compressor. Not likely to find that in a repair manual.

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Parts Used

  • Thermostat Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerVictor from Colton CA

Refridger will not run unless tapping the control switch.

It was pretty straight forward after all the control panel removed. The plastic tubing was removed from old and installed on new part. Reconnected the connectors and re-route wire to the back vent. After installed covers and control panel, turn on power, it runs.

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Parts Used

  • Thermostat Assembly

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

Customervieng from portland OR

Compressor shut dowm for 1 or 2 day

work like new

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