371245-1-S-Whirlpool-4387490           -Clip-On Bimetal Defrost Thermostat with Leads
371245-1-S-Whirlpool-4387490           -Clip-On Bimetal Defrost Thermostat with Leads 371245-2-S-Whirlpool-4387490           -Clip-On Bimetal Defrost Thermostat with Leads 371245-3-S-Whirlpool-4387490           -Clip-On Bimetal Defrost Thermostat with Leads

Clip-On Bimetal Defrost Thermostat with Leads

PartSelect Number PS371245

This part acts as a safety device against over-heating in case of mechanical failure.

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.
  • Freezer not defrosting.
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Parts Used

  • Clip-On Bimetal Defrost Thermostat with Leads

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerSid from Houston TX

Bottom not cold and freezer back iced up

I automatically assumed it was the defrost timer contcts or motor due to 2 previous experiences. After seeing troubleshooting guide in check out page of partselect.com site I tested the 2 other components and found defective defrost thermostat. Thanks to this guide I saved a lot of time and cost.

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  • Clip-On Bimetal Defrost Thermostat with Leads

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerCarl from Kewanee IL

Freezer was not defrosting

In the freezer section I disassembled the paneling and remeoved the old bi-metal by cutting the wires (make sure your cut has enough slack to do splicing). Then, stripped 1/4 inch of wire insulation from the wire and used a wire splice to connect the new bi-metal and after that I crimp the wire slice. After all of that, I reassembled the paneling plug in the refrigerator and presto!! (Unplugging the regfrigerator should be the first step). The paneling is easy to remove, all the tools that are required is 1/4" nut driver.

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Parts Used

  • Clip-On Bimetal Defrost Thermostat with Leads

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDavid from Ocala FL

Freezer frosting

My problem was that the freezer was frosting up.
I have a no frost system so I decided to investigate.
I removed the panels inside the freezer compartment.
This took me about 5 minutes. After the ice had melted, I noticed that the clicks-on (bi-metal stat)
has the top push out at about a 45% angle.
After ordering a replacement, I pushed the top of the bi-metal down to where it's supposed to be.
Put the freezer back together and plugged it in. I needed the freezer while the part is being shipped.
The part arrived in about 3 days, which was very fast and a surprise to me.
The freezer was still working fine so I put the part in the drawer until I needed it.
That was in April 09 and it is still working. I have the part in case I need it.
I am very happy with the service I received from PartSelect and will recommend them to everyone.
David Daley

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  • Clip-On Bimetal Defrost Thermostat with Leads

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

Customerphil from sioux falls SD

Freezer icing up

Freezer was running for extremely long periods I noticed and not doing a great job of cooling the fridge.I assumed it was in need of a defrosting so I took the panel off to take a look.
The whole radiator was covered with ice.I could see the defrost thermostat was half way popped out of its casing at a 45 degree angle.
I just had to cut the 2 wires to the defrost thermostat and wire nut the new one in.Very easy fix as the part just clips on radiator.

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