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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, Amana, Inglis, Maytag, KitchenAid.

This part works with the following products: Refrigerator.

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:

Recently noted the compressor trying to start and then stalling/clicking. After a short period of time the compressor would start and all fans would begin to run. Did not note any cooling issues until yesterday. Noted food in the top section of the freezer (side by side refrigerator) above the ice maker were thawed. Food in lower section still firmly frozen. Adjusted the thermostat slightly and it started running and re-froze the food. Today - food in upper section thawed again. It continues to attempt to start and click off multiple times before starting. I'm thinking start-relay and capacitor, and/or thermostat. Leaning toward the capacitor and start relay. Am i on the right track?

Scott for model number ED5VHEXVQ01
Answer:

Hi Scott, 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 capacitor, the thermostat assembly, the bi-metal defrost thermostat, the evaporator fan motor, the relay and overload, the defrost control board and the ice door kit. I hope this helps. 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:

I have a Whirlpool side/side fridge i am having trouble with the fridge side keeping cool. The vents eventually freeze up on the fridge side. The freezer side remains cold like normal but there is frost buildup over time. I did replace the bi metal thermostat and that helped it cool slightly for about a day but it has started happening again. Is the thermostat assembly the next part to replace?

Tony for model number ED5RHEXNL03
Answer:

Hi Tony, Thank you for your question. I wonder if maybe it was a combination of your thermostat and your defrost heater that was the original problem. I would suggest testing your defrost heater to see if that part is working correctly. If it is, the next part that I would suggest checking is your thermostat. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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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268 of 280 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Steve earney from Brooks, GA

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 begin to melt. Noticed that if you would cycle the temperature control the compressor would start again and operate for several hours then not cycle again. Jumpered temp control and operation was continuous and reliable. Replaced cold control thermostat. Operation now normal. Suspect high resistance in switch caused start relay and timer contacts to arc. Small amount of carbon noticed under temp control...

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104 of 109 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: michael from clarksville, TN

The compressor would shut down and not restart unless you tapped the temperature knob which I did for about 3 weeks before ordering this part

Was pretty simple just take the knobs off pull off the face plate remove a few screws and drop the whole shelf down. then a few more screws down the side to the back of the fridge. Pull the sensor wire out of some styrofoam and pull off the plastic coating and slide it over the new one and install it in reverse order from taking it out. Works great now and i have ice everyday :)

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64 of 67 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Eddie from Gretna, LA

Refrigerator was not cooling properly.

I removed both plastic knobs from assembly faceplate. Then I loosened the screws holding thermostat housing to upper cabinet of fridge. Following this step, I loosened the screws of the thermostat to remove it. Next was the removal of the plate and vent pieces holding the thermostat wire sleeve in place. After removal of thermostat from sleeve; all steps were reversed and unit was up and running normal (cooling) with no problems. "Ahh, it's nice to have cool again "

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38 of 39 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Michael from Oceanside, CA

Cooling would shut down and not restart until refrigterator was turn off and back on.

First I removed the cover plate over the cover over the thermostat, by snapping it out. Then I removed the four screws holding the cover over the thermostat in place. Next I removed the screw, which held the cover over the thermostat sensor. I then removed that cover and the unit, which exchanges air, flow between freezer and refrigerator. I then removed the two screws, which held the thermostat in place. I then removed the thermostat with the sensor and the white tube, which covered it. Then I removed the white tube from the sensor.

To install the new thermostat I first inserted the thermostat sensor into the white tub. I lubricated the sensor with a very small dab of Vaseline. Then I placed the sensor unit in the unit, which exchanges air between refrigerator and freezer. I next reinstalled the unit, which exchanges air between refrigerator and freezer. Then I reinstalled the cover over the thermostat sensor. I then installed the thermostat with the two screws, which held it in place. Then I reinstalled the cover the thermostat with the four screws, which held it in place. Last I snapped the cover plate in place.

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27 of 28 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Jeff from Belleville, WI

Our six year old fridge would not stop running - everything was frozen. Found if I tapped on the tstat I could sometimes get it to turn off.

Remove the knobs and faceplate to get at the screws behind it. Removing the sensor is a bit involved but everything else is fairly straight forward. See other postings for description / order of operation. Replacement took less than 30 minutes.
Works great now!

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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: Dennis from Westlake, OH

Refrigerator was intermittently cooling because thermostat contacts burned away.

Turn off the fridge and unplug the power. Inside the refrigerator unit, remove two plastic panels extending from the front to the rear cooling vent by unscrewing two screws. Gently unhook the thermostat tube from the rear vent.

On the control panel, gently pry off the two control knobs and the front control panel. Remove four screws to drop down the control assembly. Unplug the left electrical connector and unscrew the lever control arm being careful not to bend it. Disconnect the right side electrical connector and you can now remove the control unit to a table to easily work on it.

Undo two screws to remove the thermostat bracket. Undo two more screws to remove the thermostat assembly. Install the new thermostat and reverse the process just described. It takes about 15 minutes if you know what to do ahead of time. You will have to reuse the plastic tube that covers the thermostat sensing tube.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: David from Murfreesboro, TN

Fridge side freezing everything.

The fridge side would freeze everything regardless of setting. First, unplug the unit. Remove control knobs and pry off the face plate which is snapped on. Remove the four nuts holding the control box to the top of the fridge. Note there is a mettle rod and the thermostat sensor lead inside a clear plastic tube leading from the control box to the back left corner of the fridge. Remove their cover (one screw). Under this cover in the back is the vent assembly screw. Remove it. On the freezer side, you also have to remove the light cover (snap on) and the vent cover behind it (one screw). This allows access to remove the vent on the fridge side. Squeeze the tabs on the vent(freezer side) that lock the vent in place and push it through to the fridge side. Now disconnect all wire connectors between the control box and the fridge. They have locking tabs that have to be pried out to release. Remove the two screws holding the thermostat to the control box, and one at a time transfer the wires from the old stat to the new one and mount the new one in place. Snap the old thermostat sensor lead out of the vent assembly, straighten it out and pull the plastic tube off. Put a lubricant on the new stat lead to ease in inserting it into the tube. Do not kink the lead. Re assemble in reverse order, plug up the fridge.

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18 of 23 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Allan from Allen, TX

Refrigerator would not stay cold

The wife found if we tapped the knob for the cold control the appliance would turn on. Upon further inspection I found what looked to be carbon particles under the part. I found the part easily with partselect.com, ordered it, installed it and its like we have a new appliance.

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18 of 24 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Christopher from Redmond, WA

Greezer started to thaw and would not refreeze

tested thermostat and defrost time but both tested as working...called a repairman who came in and said they were both working...got annnoyed for not trusting myself. Repairman did say that he had seen defrost timers simply slow down, allwoing them to tesat as good but not actually working correctly. I ordered both the thermostat and the timer to cover all bases...actual replacement was simple.

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10 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: brett from garland, TX

Freezer intermitently warmed to around 31 degrees

Being a jet mechanic I had to familiarize myself with refrigerators, then after 2 or 4 hours of online studying, opened the door pulled the temp knobs of, removed the panel by gently prying the top of the panel out,then up and out with it. I found tapping on the thermostat shaft or wiring connection started the compressor, verifying my belief it was the thermostat. Don't mess with wiring if you don't know exactly what you are doing and unit is plugged in, you will electrocute yourself!!! I received the thermostat, UNPLUGGED THE UNIT from the house wall outlet, took one screw out of the upper inner wall at the very top to remove cover, one screw at the back top to remove the other cover (at the control vent) for access to remove sensor, then removed 4 screws , 2 front, 2 underneath to drop the housing for defrost timer, etc., and then took 2 screws from thermostat, unplugged wiring from thermostat (3 wires, be sure to put them back on the same place in the new thermostat). Remove old thermostat, slide plastic cover off sensor and slide back onto new thermostat sensor. Be careful not to kink the line or bend it to sharp you will damage it, (use gentle curves when bending it,) and re assemble everything in reverse order. This took about me 15 or 20 minutes start to finish. Plug into wall and watch thermometer to verify success.

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10 of 12 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Robert from Brooklyn Center, MN

Compressor would not kick on automatically

I removed the two screws that were readily in view. I then figured out the there was a faceplate which I was able to pry off after removing the temp control knobs. The temp control unit was easily accessible and was held by two screws which I removed with the nut driver. The only difficult part was replacing the plastic tubing which covered the sending unit.

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9 of 12 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Yolanda 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 Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Jennifer from Schertz, TX

Contact in thermostat assembly was burned up, making the freezer irregular and the ice would melt, then freeze into a ball!

I took off the front cover with the controls. Pulled out the control knobs, unbolted the assembly (which was identical to my replacement part) and proceded to follow the old thermostat tube to the back of the fridge. The tube should be carefully removed, not pulled on, there's a couple of screws holding it in towards the back. I installed the new part in reverse of how I took out the original part. I'm very happy with how the fridge has come back to life! It was much cheaper to fix it than to replace.

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8 of 12 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Troy from Kansas, OK

Freezer wouldn't defrost/low temps in refrigerator

Found the housing for the thermostat; took housing apart pulled out thermostat and took off the hose put the hose on the new thermostat installed new thermostat and replaced housing.

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7 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermostat Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Ron from Eaton Rapids, MI

The frig/freezer shut off too often and would not stay cold.

The new thermostat assembly installed quite easily, just a couple of screws, but the thermostat probe however was kind of a pain in the rear. The probe is about 3 feet long and you have to remove a plastic sleeve from the old part and re-install on the new probe, it fits very tight and takes some time to do. Overall it was a very easy fix.

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