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Defrost Thermostat 242046001

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PartSelect Number PS2378768
Manufacturer Part Number 242046001
Manufactured by Frigidaire
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This part fixes the following symptoms:
Fridge too warm | Freezer not defrosting
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Frigidaire, Electrolux, Crosley, Kenmore.
Part# 242046001 replaces these:
AP4508400
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Mike
November 13, 2018
Freezer compartment is getting ice build up back corner below ice maker & on backwall
For model number fgun2642lf2
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Hello Mike, thank you for your question. The most likely issue is with the thermostat or the heater itself. More often the thermostat needs to be replaced. Test the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter. Also check the motor to be sure its turning and blowing cold air into the fridge from the freezer. I hope this helps!

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Thomas
July 18, 2023
Been Manually defrosting my freezer every few weeks when the temp starts to rise. I replaced the thermostat as recommended in the others. This time I checked it and it read closed when I pulled it (frozen). It measured open after it warmed up, so I put it back in. What do I check next?
For model number FGHB2844LF7
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Hello Thomas, thank you for contacting us. We have researched the model and would suggest checking the defrost heater, part number PS2369212, for continuity using a multimeter. We hope this helps!

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Carl
July 29, 2021
My refrigerator has been running at a high temperature. With the freezer running normal, by replacing the defrost thermostat will I fix the issue. Large amounts of frost has accumulated in the evaporator coils and I noticed that the attached defrost thermostat has the cap removed. Your thoughts.
For model number FGHN2866PF1
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Hello Carl, Thank you for the question. We suggest testing the Defrost 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. We hope this helps!

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Ryan
August 12, 2021
Will a faulty defrost thermostat cause the freezer temperature to get warmer?
For model number FPHF2399MF7
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Hello Ryan, Thank you for the question. Yes, a defective Thermostat can cause the temperature to fluctuate. The Thermostat can be tested. 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. We hope this helps!

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Maggie
September 18, 2022
Est ce que ce réfrigérateur a un timer de dégivrage si oui , ça se situe ou?
For model number Ew28bs85ks
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Hello Maggie, thank you for your question. The Defrost thermostat is part PS3493212( Item 21) and can be found right by the evaporator( Item 23) and evaporator housing( Item 33). If you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you. Bonjour Maggie, merci pour votre question. Le thermostat de dégivrage fait partie du PS3493212 (article 21) et se trouve juste à côté de l'évaporateur (article 23) et du boîtier de l'évaporateur (article 33). Si vous avez besoin d'aide pour passer une commande, le service client est ouvert 7 jours sur 7. N'hésitez pas à nous appeler. Nous avons hâte d'avoir de tes nouvelles.

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Leannie
September 21, 2022
The freezer is fine but the fridge keeps cycling from 33 to high and back again. The fan is working, the coils in freezer are not frozen over. ATA loss what to do. It’s a Frigidaire Galleria. The ice machine is not hooked up and never has been.
For model number FGUN2642LP2
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Hello Leannie, thank you for your question. We suggest the thermostat part PS2349827. Hope this helps, good luck with this repair.

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David
May 23, 2023
The cooling coils in the freezer ice up and require the unit to be turned off and manually defrosted. Is this a problem that can be remedied by replacing the defrost thermostat? Once defrosted the refer works fine for awhile until the whole process needs to be done again. Thanks for your help
For model number EW28BS71ISA
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Hi David, thank you for reaching out. Based on our understanding of the issue, we would suggest that you check the defrost thermostat, part number PS3493212, as it is most likely faulty and may need to be replaced. The defrost thermostat monitors the temperature of the evaporator coils. When the coils drop below a set temperature, the thermostat contacts close to allow power to flow to the defrost heater during the defrost cycle. In the defrost cycle, the defrost heater melts away any frost that may have accumulated on the evaporator coils. If the defrost thermostat is defective, the thermostat contacts will not close. As a result, the thermostat will not provide power to the defrost heater. We hope this helps!

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Walter
August 9, 2023
how do I turn off ice maker, If I pull out ice tray will it stop it
For model number LGUB2642LE3
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Hi Walter, thank you for reaching out. Based on our research, you can turn the ice maker on or off by lifting/lowering the ice maker's wire signal arm. To gain access to the ice maker, pull the freezer drawer out. Lift the wire signal arm to turn the ice maker off. We hope this information helps!

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Walter
August 9, 2023
Refrigerator compartment is getting ice build up back corner below ice maker & on backwall. It doesn't have water hooked up to it nor am i ever going to. How do I turn the ice maker off. If I pull out Ice tray will this do it. For model number LGUB2642LE3
For model number LGUB2642LE3
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Hello Walter, thank you for contacting us. Based on the understanding of the issue, we would recommend checking the defrost thermostat, part number PS3493212, to fix the issue. You can turn the ice maker on or off by lifting/lowering the ice maker's wire signal arm. To gain access to the ice maker, pull the freezer drawer out. Lift the wire signal arm to turn the ice maker off. We hope this information helps!

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Charlotte
November 19, 2018
How do i get to the thermostat
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Hi Charlotte, Thank you for your question. There is a video on our website that you can reference on how to install the defrost thermostat. The refrigerator and the defrost thermostat in the video may not show exactly like the one you have, but it will give you a general idea on how to install the part. You will find the video under part number PS469510. Here is a link to the video, https://www.partselect.com/PS469510-Frigidaire-5303918202-Defrost-Thermostat.htm?SourceCode=15. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Model Cross Reference
This part works with the following models:
PartSelect Number: PS2378768
Manufacturer Part Number: 242046001
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