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Popular KitchenAid Refrigerator Thermostats

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Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat
PartSelect Number PS11750673
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10225581
If you have ice building up in your freezer, or if your freezer is getting too warm during the defrost cycle you may need to replace the bi-metal defrost thermostat. The function of the defrost bi-metal thermostat is to clip onto the evaporator and protect your evaporator from overheating during the defrost cycle. If your refrigerator does not defrost properly you can test both the thermostat and the heater to figure out which part is at fault. For this repair, you will need a Phillips screwdriver, a 1/4 inch nut driver, a flat blade screwdriver, a pair of wire strippers, a roll of electrical tape, and a few butt splice connectors.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer not defrosting
Freezer section too warm
Freezer too cold

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Laune from Front Worth, TX says,

Both freezer and refrigerator stopped cooling
Compressor Start Divice kit, I took off back lower panel with the 1/4 inch nut driver, on the compressor their was a wire hook that held the starter in place used my plyers to unhook, pulled the unit ...read more

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$81.51
Thermostat Assembly
PartSelect Number PS11739232
Manufacturer Part Number WP2198202
This thermostat assembly is used in refrigerator units and freezers as a sensor. The thermostat senses the temperature increase in the evaporator during the cycle of defrosting and turns off when ice is melted. If you have any of the following symptoms, replacing your appliance could solve the problem: fridge does not start, is too warm, too cold, runs too long, or will not start. The tools needed for this repair project is a putty knife, Phillips and flat blade screw driver, 1/4 inch nut driver, and needle nose pliers. Remember to unplug refrigerator from power source as a safety precaution. Refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer for further installation instructions.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer section too warm
Freezer too cold
Fridge and Freezer are too warm

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Steve earney from Brooks, GA says,

inconsistent compressor and condensor fan operation
Compressor start relay would cycle several times before compressor would come on. Replaced start relay and defrost timer assy. Operated more consistently however not completely reliable. Ice would b...read more

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$32.41
Bimetal Defrost Thermostat
PartSelect Number PS11742474
Manufacturer Part Number WP4387503
This is a bimetal defrost thermostat for your refrigerator. It stops the fridge from overheating during the defrost cycle by protecting the evaporator. This clip-on thermostat will sense the temperature increase in the evaporator during the defrost process, and will cycle the defrost heater off after the ice or frost is melted. The most common reasons for needing to replace this part are if your unit is leaking, has inconsistent temperatures (too hot or too cold), you are seeing buildup of ice, or your appliance is running too long.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer not defrosting
Freezer section too warm
Freezer too cold

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Installation Instructions
Lawrence from Grahamsville, NY says,

The frost free feature of the freezer was freezing over with ice and cooling coils were being insulated with thickening frost which caused the cooling air to rise in temperature from -5 degrees to 20 degrees.
I troubleshot the problem by reading the electrical schematic and concluding the heating elements (defrost cables) were either defective or the bi-metal temp sensor was open. When closed the temp sen...read more

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$46.38
Defrost Thermostat Kit
PartSelect Number PS2003451
Manufacturer Part Number 12001937
This part is snapped onto the top portion of the evaporator. The thermostat sends temperature information to the processor. The defrost heater must be replaced when replacing the thermostat.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer not defrosting
Freezer section too warm
Freezer too cold

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Installation Instructions
james from southampton, PA says,

Freezer not defrosting
Removed shelf drawer. Then removed plastic coverings from back panel of freezer. Squeezed tabs of ice maker connector to push it behind the back panel. With nut driver, removed the four screws hold...read more

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$33.51
Thermistor
PartSelect Number PS2003772
Manufacturer Part Number 12002355
Long harness thermistor kit.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer section too warm
Freezer too cold
Fridge too cold

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Installation Instructions
Gordon from Ben Wheeler, TX says,

Freezer cold, refrigerator warm
Overload relay accessible from back, by compressor unit. Very easy to change out. Diagram from your site placed defrost thermostat in same area.It wasn't. Found another diagram, showed it in refrigera...read more

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$40.15
Cycling thermostat
PartSelect Number PS11743313
Manufacturer Part Number WP627985
The ice maker thermostat, also known as the cycling thermostat, controls and regulates the ice maker ejection cycle by monitoring the temperature inside the freezer to determine when to release the ice into the bin and start the ice making cycle again. If your ice maker is making unusual noises, or if the ice maker is not making or dispensing ice, there could be an issue with the thermostat. Before you begin this repair, make sure the power is disconnected from your refrigerator, and that any food that may spoil is safely stored. This is an OEM part and is sourced directly from the manufacturer. This thermostat is sold individually, and comes with two attachment clips.
Fixes these symptoms
Ice maker not making ice
Ice maker won’t dispense ice


Installation Instructions
Wayne from Leesburg, FL says,

No ice in ice trey
The easiest thing to do was pull the ice make off. After taking the 3 screws out of the wall of the freezer, take a screwdriver (flathead) and push on the tab for the electrical plug and wiggle the co...read more

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$42.52
Bimetal Defrost Thermostat - 6" Leads
PartSelect Number PS11738231
Manufacturer Part Number WP10442411
This refrigerator defrost thermostat will cut out at 55 degrees Fahrenheit and kick back in when the temperature drops to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The thermostat itself is a little over an inch long while its extending wires are almost seven inches long.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer not defrosting
Freezer section too warm
Freezer too cold

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Installation Instructions
James from Canyon Country, CA says,

Frig was hot freezer was cold. Freezer was fronzen over.
The frig was hot but the freezer was cold. I opened the back of the freezer and found the condenser all frozen over. Upon inspecting the defrost thermostat I found that it was split open, as if water ...read more

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$85.67
Thermostat
PartSelect Number PS11740364
Manufacturer Part Number WP2315562
Helps to maintain the proper temperature in the freezer and fresh food compartments.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer section too warm
Fridge and Freezer are too warm
Fridge too cold

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Installation Instructions
Garry from Ochelata, OK says,

food freezing in the refrigerator
Remove the front panel strip where the temperature adjustment lights show, use a thin screw driver to pot the strip out along the top. Use a nut driver to remove the control panel which contains the ...read more

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$30.92
Bimetal Defrost Thermostat
PartSelect Number PS11749348
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10165425
This is a temperature sensing mechanism. It can sense the rise in evaporator temperature during a defrost cycle and cycles the defrost heater off after all frost is melted from the coils.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer not defrosting
Fridge too warm


Installation Instructions
Edward from Muncie, IN says,

Refrigerator section wasn't getting cold.
To keep from having to pay the appliance repairman $100.00 for a diagnostic fee I just started replacing parts that were known for causing this problem. First I replaced the compressor switch and capa...read more

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$39.72
Defrost Thermostat
PartSelect Number PS11743535
Manufacturer Part Number WP67003426
This defrost thermostat is a temperature sensing mechanism used in freezers and refrigerators. The thermostat senses the rise in evaporator temperature during a defrost cycle and turns the defrost heater off once frost is melted from the coils. If the freezer is not defrosting, or the freezer section is too warm, it is best to replace the thermostat to fix the problem. The tools needed for this project are: 1/4 inch nut driver, flat blade screwdriver, needle nose pliers, wire strippers, and pair of wire nuts. Remember to unplug your appliance from the power source for safety and refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer for installation instructions.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer not defrosting
Freezer section too warm
Fridge too warm

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Installation Instructions
Cheryl K from Pinellas Park, FL says,

The refrigerator was not getting cold and the coils were not defrosting.
Start by removing the freezer door and inner baskets so you have some space. Next, take out the ice maker by removing the 3 screws that attach it to the side and unplug it from the harness. Then the...read more