http://www.partselect.com/Schematics/Whirlpool/Whirlpool_Thumb/UELJRPAZ.gif
See part 13 in the diagram

Temperature Control Thermostat

PartSelect Number PS331023

This part cycles on and off regularly to keep your refrigerator cold.

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 too warm.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Freezer section too warm.
  • Fridge too cold.
  • Compare At

    $68.57
  • You Save

    $11.43
  • Your Price

    $57.14
In Stock
Fast Shipping Get this part fast. Average delivery time via regular ground: 1.8 days.

Installation Instructions Provided by PartSelect customers like you.

Average Repair Rating: 4.2 / 5.0, 8 reviews What's this?
1-8 of 8
 

60 of 63 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Temperature Control Thermostat

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerAaron from Houston TX

Faulty thermostat

My refrigerator is approximately seven years old (date of manufacture: 2001). I had come home twice in the last month to find that it had not been running for several hours (ice melted, milk spoiled, etc.) but it would start running again if I twisted the thermostat knob. So, I ordered a new thermostat. First I removed the 1/4" hex screw that held the plastic thermostat housing in place (it screws up into the top of the refrigerator compartment). Then I removed the plastic thermostat knob and slid the old thermostat out of the housing. I then disconnected the wires one-by-one from the old thermostat and connected them to the new one so I could be certain they were all connected correctly. Finally, I pulled the plastic sheathing off the old sensor wire, slid it onto the new one and popped the wire back into place. Slide the thermostat back into the housing, screw the housing back into the top of the refrigerator compartment, replace the plastic thermostat knob, and the job is done.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

14 of 15 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Temperature Control Thermostat

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerRich from Clyde OH

Not cooling unless tapped on

Removed 1/4 screw from housing to access thermostat. removed plastic tubing and three wires, reassembled and it works fine.
Repair took 12 minutes

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

10 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Temperature Control Thermostat

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerGinger from Margate FL

Refridgerator kept shutting off had to bang on it to start it again

If I can do it anyone can. I'm a woman who is alittle handy around the house but if
i don't do it know one will.It was easy and only took about 10 minutes, 3 wires plugged into it and thats it.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

9 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Temperature Control Thermostat

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerThomas from Waleska GA

Freezer would not maintain cold temperature.

First, pulled knob off ot thermostat. Then, lowered control panel housing thermostat by unscrewing one screw. Removed old thermostat after taking off three wires. Replaced with new thermostat, secured wires, and screwed control panel to top of refrigerator. That's all it took. Challenge was finding the nut driver to loosen screw.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Temperature Control Thermostat

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerJames from East Greenwich RI

Refrigerator not always cooling

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!

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Temperature Control Thermostat

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerPhillip from Huntington Beach CA

Intermittent performance, then frig. Quit completely.

Hesitated for a month.
Bought part most likely to have failed.
Almost instant delivery (as always).
Put in part in 15 minutes (including taking cover off).
Turn frig. on. First nothing, then in a few minutes it cranks up -- oh, how beautiful. It's been working perfectly ever since.
Thanks for being great help!

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

5 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Temperature Control Thermostat

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerGina L from Farmington PA

Refigerator

Took part out of box..Took old part off and installed new part .. Plugged in Refrigerator.. so far is operating great performance..Thank you for shipping in record time..you made this sitution painless ..will definitely recommend to all my friends to shop with PartSelect first ..
Thank you so much.. It was one of the hottest day of this summer and for my Refigerator to go was a horrible thought.. with your shipping and reciveing this part was a perfect ending to a bad day...
Gina Hayden

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

4 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Temperature Control Thermostat

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerJoseph from Pacific MO

Stopped cooling

Repair man that looked at it said it was the thermostat and that he would order the part. Waited two weeks with no word, so I ordered the part on line, got it the next day and installed it. The only hard part of the installation was getting to the three screws (located vertically in top of refrigerator section) to remove them. Simple three wire clip on changed unit. Total time took about 5 minutes. Refrigerator started cooling when plugged back in. Unfortunately, cooling again stopped within a day, so the original problem was more extensive than just the thermostat (so much for the service call diagnosis). Thoroughly pleased with part ordering, would do it again.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

1-8 of 8