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Thermostat Assembly

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PartSelect Number PS11739232
Manufacturer Part Number WP2198202
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, Roper, Estate, Crosley, Inglis, KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana.

This part works with the following products: Refrigerator, Range.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will Not Start.
  • Fridge too warm.
  • Freezer section too warm.
  • Fridge too cold.
  • Fridge and Freezer are too warm.
  • Fridge runs too long.
  • Freezer too cold.
  • Too warm.

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Question:

My fridge will get cold for awhile, and then it will be warm for awhile. I have already replaced the defrost timer. Is the thermostat the next part I should replace?

Anthony for model number Ed5vhexvq02
Answer:

Hi Anthony, Thank you for the question. The next part we recommend would be the Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat. If the appliance is getting warm during the defrost cycle you would need to replace this part. Hope this helps!

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Question:

We recently had to run our fridge off a generator because of storm issues.Ever since then the freezer and fridge side are cool but not anything like they were.It takes over 24 hrs to make ice and things are beginning to thaw in the freezer.I've clean the coils and fan and compressor are running.I've unplugged it for more than 5 min to see if things would reset.When I turn the thermostat setting off and back on I hear everything start, but leaving it on the coldest setting it just gets cool. I can feel the air flowing inside the freezer as well as the fridge. What would be your recommendations as where the problem may be. Thanks

Kevin for model number 106.9555382
Answer:

Hi Kevin, Thank you for the question. If the compressor is kicking on and off normally and everything else seems to be in working order, I suggest replacing the Thermostat Assembly. Hope this helps!

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Question:

Fridge stop blowing cold air. We defrosted the fridge, removed ice blocking vents in the freezer and restarted . Worked for 1/2 day . Ice built up again in the freezer blocking vents again and fridge and freezer not working again. Do i need to replace the thermostat?

jim for model number ED2NHGXNO00
Answer:

Hi Jim, Thank you for your inquiry. Based on the information you provided, the parts that may fix the issue are the bi-metal defrost thermostat, the defrost timer and the ice door kit. To verify which part may fix the issue you will need a multi-meter to check the continuity of each part. I hope this helps with your repair. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

My freezer is not freezing but is cool

Tracy for model number ED5FVGXWS01
Answer:

Hi Tracy, Thank you for your inquiry. If the freezer section is not freezing your food there are a few parts that may fix the issue. The 3 most common parts you will need to check first are the capacitor, the thermostat assembly and bi-metal defrost thermostat. Some other parts you may have to check as well are the evaporator fan motor, the ice door kit, the relay and overload combination and the defrost control board. To verify which one is causing the issue you will need to use a multimeter. I hope this helps with the repair. Thank you and have a great day!

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Question:

Fridge runs then turns off and won't start again,but if you tap on the control box it will start again, thinking thermostat ps11739232.

Lorrie for model number ED22PQXFW01
Answer:

Hi Lorrie, Thank you for the question, In most cases the Thermostat Assembly,PartSelect Number PS11739232 would need to be replaced. Good luck with the repair!

Question:

Lost power for 5 days during hurricane irma. When power was restored, the refrigerator and freezer did not cool. Fan and compressor not coming on. Pulled refrigerator away from wall and the jarring made the fan and compressor start. Worked good for about 3 weeks and fan and compressor stopped coming on again. Bumped inside refrigerator around the thermostat control area and fan and compressor started working again. Any ideas?

Dennis for model number Whirlpool ED5GTNXMQ00
Answer:

Hi Dennis, Thank you for your inquiry. There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the compressor start device, the thermostat assembly, the defrost timer, the overload and relay assembly, the evaporator fan motor, the condenser fan motor and the compressor. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

Hello, my freezer would defrost and would not come back on until all of the meat it is thaw and then it will come back on and refreeze, I would have to turn the thermostats off and back on everyday to keep this from defrosting all of my meat, I now have to leave my temperature setting on 5 to keep the refrigerator side from being to warm.

TERRY for model number ED5VHEXVBOO
Answer:

Hi Terry, Thank you for the question. It sounds like the Electronic Defrost Control Board needs to be replaced.Hope this helps!

Question:

I have replaced the defrost timer and the bimetal defrost. My fridge and freezer will both get cold for a while, and then they will both warm up for a while. Which part should i replace next?

Anthony
Answer:

Hi Anthony, Thank you for your inquiry. Where both the refrigerator and the freezer are warming up, I would check the thermostat assembly, the evaporator fan motor, the electronic control board and the condenser fan motor. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Lee from Allentown, PA

Came home water on the floor, ice maker dripping

Came Home water on the floor, Ice Maker dripping
Upon further inspection, fridge was warm too. I have a friend that used to service appliances. He suspected the thermostat, because the lights were on. The controls and motor didn't smell or feel hot. The control has three connections, one is a ground. (green). We bypassed the controller, by connecting the two remaining wires with a beer tab. cut down to fit the connectors. Really. I made it up because I didn't want to run out to my shed for the right tool....We work 12 hours my butt was draggin....anyway. The fridge motor started and we knew that was the problem. The part looked a bit different from the on I pulled out, but worked and fit just fine. I cut the plastic tube covering in half and added dish washing detergent to slip it on. My fridge works GREAT....and I will order from Parts Select again. (although I got a $2.50 charge for an international charge on my credit card ?)

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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: roberto 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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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Vince from CERRO GORDO, IL

Fridge wouldn't turn on unless I hit the thermostat.

Removed old thermostat and replaced with new one. The video link in the shipping email was great - really detailed even though it was a simple fix.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Bob 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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3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: dee from FERNANDINA, FL

Not cooling properly and had to tap the thermostat to get it to kick on.

My fridge was not cooling properly as I would have to tap the thermostat at times to get it to kick on again. Ordered the temperature control thermostat from this site t and watched video on how to install. Not hard at all and did it in under an hour. Fridge is working like new..

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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: paul 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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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Wm. 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:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Jeffrey from HOLLYWOOD, MD

Freezer would stop operation either during defrost cycle or normal operation and would intermittently start after the fridge thawed out.

I took apart the thermostatic switch and cleaned the contacts (noticed carbon or corrosion dust beneath the switch). I installed the old switch back in the fridge until new switch arrived. This seemed to solve the problem. I ordered a new thermostatic switch and a new defrost timer since these two items if defective, cause similar symptoms to my problem. I replaced both items and the refrigerator has worked normally since. Replacing both parts was straight forward process. Hope this helps.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Ricky from PALOUSE, WA

The unit would run fine, cool to set temp. Then warm up and not restart. Used your trouble shooter and it recomended replacing the capacitor.

Replaced the capacitor per your video. Tested and the problem persisted. Next replaced the thermostat per your video. Tested and the unit functions properly. The challenge was the connector locations on the new thermostat were different than the original. Front and back instead of top and bottom. I could not find an answer for wire installation. So I guessed and placed the double red wires on the spade closest to the door and the single orange wire on the rear spade. It worked this way and I did not try it the other way. Fridge is working and my wife is happy. Regards, Ricky

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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Milton from NEW YORK, NY

Needed termastat

your video made it very easy...Thank You

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: William from CARROLLTON, GA

Freezer would go from zero to 55 degrees. Ruined all my food.

Followed instructions in video.

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Steve from Fallbrook, CA

Frig did not turn off (stay running all the time) but originally did not run until I wiggled the temp nob

Just followed the Video I found on your site. Seems to work good now, took awhile to get temp setting correct (had to set it a little colder about half way between the "b" and "c" setting).

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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: pat from sayner, WI

Fridge was too hot or too cold

replaced tsat

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Olesya from ORLANDO, FL

Refregirator would not turn cooling back on after shutting down.

After spending $250 on repair by calling appliance repair professional who changed relay in the fridge, the problem was not solved. I had to manually turn the switch off and on again to make sure my fridge would maintain its temperature. I read some similar problems on this web site, watched instalation video and decided to give it a try. Part came in very quick and it took me (female) 45 minutes to install the new part and refregirator worked like a champ. I would never call professional again until I try fixing the problem myself.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: DONALD from ST AUGUSTINE, FL

Refrigerator running to much and freezer to cold

watched your instructions

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