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Replacing your Frigidaire Refrigerator Defrost Thermostat
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Defrost Thermostat 297216600

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PartSelect Number PS2350702
Manufacturer Part Number 297216600
Manufactured by Frigidaire
Product Description

Defrost Thermostat Specifications

This refrigerator defrost thermostat is a genuine OEM part and is sourced directly from the manufacturer. Located on the back wall of the freezer section in the refrigerator, the defrost thermostat is used to regulate the appliances temperature to keep the refrigerator cold and constant. The part is made of plastic, and has a 4 inch terminal on the white lead and a 6 inch terminal on the red lead. A refrigerator defrost thermostat may need to be replaced if the appliance is experiencing temperature related issues such as: too cold, too warm, frost buildup, not running, or running too long.
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Replacing your Frigidaire Refrigerator Defrost Thermostat

Replacing your Frigidaire Refrigerator Defrost Thermostat
Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Too warm | Fridge too warm | Frost buildup | Doesn’t stop running
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator, Freezer.
This part works with the following products:
Frigidaire, Kenmore, Gibson, Uni.
Part# 297216600 replaces these:
AP4374171, 1483781, 216731000, 216872200, 218673001, 218673008, 218969901, 218969902, 5304404743, 5404404743, 7216872200
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fan would not turn on
easy change less than 10 min
Other Parts Used:
Defrost Thermostat FAN MOTOR EVAP 115V Freezer Door Key
  • kevin from NINEVEH, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Compressor stopped running, freezer stopped freezing
Upon Inspection of electrical connections I found the controller connector slightly melted, so I ordered a replacement and the other parts, given the freeezers age.
Replacement efforts were close to plug and play.
Compressor powered back up And freezer is now functioning again.
Other Parts Used:
DEFROST TIMER Compressor Relay and Overload Defrost Thermostat Run Capacitor
  • Joseph from BANDON, OR
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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The freezer was not keeping food frozen
I replaced the timer and the defrost thermostat. The defrost thermostat replacement was almost exactly like the training video here. The old part attached slightly differently. The most time consuming part was thawing out the heat exchanger, which was completely covered with ice, inside and out.

Compared to the training video, the timer took more work given its location. It was low to the ground and a bit difficult to get at around the other wires and parts. However, the new part fit perfectly. I just unplugged and unscrewed the old part then reversed those steps with the new one.
Other Parts Used:
DEFROST TIMER Defrost Thermostat
  • Jeffry from VERONA, WI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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freezing up
I damaged the timer while moving the fridge and did not realize it and it took 10 minutes to change out. "note" don't panic when it don't come immediately there is a dial in the front of the timer you can turn with a flat head screwdriver that will activate the timer
Other Parts Used:
Defrost Thermostat Defrost Timer - 60Hz 120V
  • Kenneth from ADGER, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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No problems
It went exactly like your on line video. It took longer to defrost the freeze than it did to make the parts change out.
Other Parts Used:
DEFROST TIMER Defrost Thermostat
  • Steve from PRAIRIEVILLE, LA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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freezer would frost up and not get cold enough to keep frozen.
Removed shelves ,removed panel on interior back wall with Philips screwdriver ,unplugged wire terminals slid thermostat off coil ,then reversed process to complete installation.
  • Richard from SLIDELL, LA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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REFRIDGERATOR SECTION WANST GETTING COLD
freezer section remove ice trays ,shelves,unplug ice tray.use 1/4 nut driver remove back panel,use hair dryer thaw ice from evap coil ,unplug tstat remove install new one.plug in ice maker,put back panel back on ,ice maker and shelves plug refridgerator back in
  • HAROLD from DETROIT, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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The freezer was not defrost.
First, unplug the cord, open the freezer door then unscrews 6 screws of the back cover inside the freezer. Replace the defrost thermostat. Second, on the back in the bottom you'll see the controller which connects to the compressor then unplug the wire to the controller and use a screw driver to take the controller out and replace with the new ones. That's it. Most of the time you just replace the defrost thermostat, but in my case I did try only the defrost once but it didn't work that's why I have to replace the controller too. Now it is working fine.
Other Parts Used:
Defrost Thermostat CONTROLLER
  • Tou from MOUNT GILEAD, NC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Freezer wouldn't shut off and wouldn't reach cold enough temperature.
Removed existing part, tested it, found it to be defective. OrderEd a new one and replaced the existing one.
  • Tunis from NOLANVILLE, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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The freezer was too warm. The fan was running: the diagnosis tool did not work!
I used the tool at Partselect that in theory allows diagnostic of the problem to be repaired. The result was that more tan 90% of the time with the introduced symptoms it had to be the thermostat. I order the part, got it quickly and installed. It did not fix the problem. So, be careful with the diagnostic tool, because it is just based on what most people buy when they have a particular problem. Videos for installation are great. If diagnosis was better, this would be fantastic. In my case there might be a different problem.
  • Xavier from Philadelphia, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Judi
November 27, 2017
Freezer is not working (no interior light or coolness). Outside panel says 1 f with the 'door ajar' and 'power light' lit in red. The door is not ajar and there is power to the freezer. Any advice would be appreciated!
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Hi Judi, Thank you for the question. The messages are on the display because the temperature in the freezer is to warm. This is most likely caused by a defective defrost thermostat.You can teat the thermostat,The best way to do this is to remove the thermostat from the refrigerator so you can control the temperature of the sensor. You can let the sensor warm up to room temperature. With the sensor warmed up to room temperature the sensor should read approximately 6.2K Ohms at 68°F. With the thermistor submerged is a glass full of ice water, the sensor should be very close to 32°F which should read approximately 16.3K Ohms. If the values that you are getting are far off from these readings, then the sensor is bad and should be replaced. Hope this helps!

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Ed
September 6, 2017
Compressor code ff 0
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Hi Ed, Thank you for contacting us. The FF code means that the temperature in the refrigerator is rising. There are some parts that you will need to check and the defrost thermostat is one that fixes the issue the majority of the time. You will also need to check the evaporator fan motor, the controller, the main electronic control board, and the run capacitor. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Tami
October 12, 2017
My freezer keeps running. It is clean and cooling fine.
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Hi Tami, Thank you for your inquiry. If your freezer is continuously running, the part that fixes the issue 99% of the time is the defrost thermostat, part number PS2350702. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Charles
November 21, 2017
Is there a test for the thermostat that I can do after I removed it? Such a a ohm meter or equivalent I want to be sure it is bad before ordering a new one.
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Hi Charles, Thank you for the great question.The best way to do this is to remove the thermostat from the refrigerator so you can control the temperature of the sensor. You can let the sensor warm up to room temperature. With the sensor warmed up to room temperature the sensor should read approximately 6.2K Ohms at 68°F. With the thermistor submerged is a glass full of ice water, the sensor should be very close to 32°F which should read approximately 16.3K Ohms. If the values that you are getting are far off from these readings, then the sensor is bad and should be replaced. Hope this helps!

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Brandon
September 26, 2019
The freezer gets a little cold and then it gets warm.
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Hi Brandon, Thank you for your question. If the refrigerator is not cooling correctly and it is mostly warm, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. Here is a link from our website that you may reference on what parts to check, https://www.partselect.com/AdvancedModelSymptoms.aspx?ModelNum=FGHS2631PP4A&mfgModelNum=&fkMfgID=4&ModelMasterID=839763&PID=10. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Will
November 17, 2017
My freezer is blowing cold air, but it is not getting cold enough to keep ice cream frozen. There isn't any frost inside, but the outside of the door is cold to the touch. I've noticed the freezer is running pretty much all the time and the compressor is hot. I've noticed some warping on the gasket, and with the door being cold on the outside, i was thinking it vould be the door gasket. Do you think it is this part, the door gasket, or something else?
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Hi Will, Thank you for your inquiry. If your refrigerator will not stop running, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the defrost thermostat, the defrost timer, the defrost heater, the door gaskets, the condenser fan motor, the evaporator fan motor and the compressor. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Gary
December 31, 2017
Upright freezer tends to let food defrost inside freezer. However if you turn on the quick freeze button then it will run for the 24 hours it is programmed to do or when you turn off. Food frozen, no problem. If you do not do this regularly then the food starts to warm up and defrost again.
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Hello Gary, Thank you for your inquiry. We would recommend checking the following parts to fix your issue: defrost timer, defrost thermostat and defrost heater. You can test the parts with a multimeter. If you are unfamiliar with how a multimeter functions, there are YouTube videos available to assist you. Hope this helps!

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James
February 4, 2019
Everything is running but, not cold enough and starting to defrost food... amber and red light both on outside. noticed ice on the very bottom on coils
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Hello James, thank you for your question. We would recommend testing the defrost heater, defrost thermostat and temperature control first. If there is ice on the coils at the back of the fridge by the compressor check to be sure the condenser fan motor is running. If the ice is on the coils in the back wall of the unit where the defrost thermostat is, that is a likely issue with the heater/thermostat. I hope this helps!

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Del Eusebio
December 23, 2017
When i open the freezer door the light flickers and and the display flickers and sometimes it wont starts back on and the door ajar and power loss light stays on.
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Hello Del, Thank you for your inquiry. I would check the main control board with a multimeter to see if it is functioning properly. If you are unfamiliar with how to use a multimeter, there are videos available to assist you. Hope this helps!

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John
November 23, 2017
I asked the following question: Where is the thermostat that controls the temperature of the unit itself? Lets say i wish the temperature to be close to but not exactly 32. Maybe 37 degrees? I need to know the specific answers not just a part number to order. Thanks
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Hi John,Thank you for contacting PartSelect. If you look inside on the back wall you will see a knob that controls the temperature. Hope this helps!

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