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Defrost Thermostat Kit

PartSelect Number PS469522

Manufacturer Part Number 5303918214

Manufactured by Frigidaire

Product Description

Defrost Thermostat Kit Specifications

If you find that there is excessive frost in your freezer, or the freezer will not defrost, you may need to replace the defrost thermostat. The defrost thermostat kit comes with the clip, leads, and heat shrink. To access the defrost thermostat for this repair, you will need to remove your freezer shelves, as well as the back panel of your freezer. To complete this repair, you will need a 1/4-inch nut driver, a set of wire strippers and crimpers, and a heat gun or blow dryer. Before you begin this repair, be sure to disconnect the power source from the appliance.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Fridge too cold | Fridge too warm | Freezer section too warm | Freezer not defrosting

This part works with the following products:

Refrigerator.

This part works with the following brands:

Frigidaire, Kenmore, Electrolux, Crosley, Westinghouse, Gibson.

Part # 5303918214 replaces these:

5303918214, 75303918214, 892545, AP2150145.
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Replacing your Frigidaire Refrigerator Defrost Thermostat Kit

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Leo from Bentonville, AR
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers
Parts Used:
5303918214
Running but not cooling off and frost in the back of the freezer
Unplugged the refrigerator. Removed the 4 hex head screws on the lower back panel at the back of the freezer. Used a blow dryer to defrost the pipes and area surrounding the thermostat. Unplug the connection from the back of the freezer, unplug the 2 wires, one that goes to the heater, one that comes from power. Unclip the thermostat from the pipe and note which pipe you unclipped it from. Cut the wires on the old thermostat midway between the plugs and the sensor. Using the supplied butt connectors, strip the wire ends on color matched wires (should be a dark blue or black) and crimp them together. Repeat with the other wire. Discard the white shrink wrapping. I wasn't able to get it small enough with a hair dryer or lighter. Plug the thermostat back into it's respective plugs. Clip the thermostat back onto the pipe you removed it from. Replace the back panel with the four screws. Ensure the bottom of the panel is set inside of the drip tray. Replace any shelving you removed. Plug the refrigerator back into the wall. Your done!
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donna from brandon, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
5303918214
Refrigerator would sometimes freeze everything
we researched the internet with our symptoms and most sites said it was the thermostat. At $800+ for a new refrigerater, we decided to order the thermostat. Found schematics on the net, the thermostat was located in teh freezer compartment . Unplugged, removed food from freezer, removed the bottom shelf in freezer, and the back panel It was EASY to find. Cut 2 wires, replaced with new thermostat. DONE! The new thermostat came with new connecters.
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Benny from astoria, NY
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
5303918214
everything in refrigerator freezing even on warmest setting
To access the part you have to remove the back panel of the freezer compartment from the inside of the freezer itself. There are four screws to this panel. I emptied the contents of the freezer, took of 2 shelves and brackets to gain access and removed the cover. Located the part , cut the wires with a wire cutter and left a small tail ....MAKE SURE TO UNPLUG REFRIG OF COURSE ... the part is clipped on the coils , added the new part. matched the color wires and added the connectors , crimped the wires and added a little electrical tape and put the panel and shelves back. THE REFRIG IS WORKING LIKE A CHARM
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Debra from McRae, GA
Difficulty Level:
Difficult
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
5303918214
Everything in the fridge was freezing even if it was set on the warmest temperature.
I pulled out all the screws and from the freezer side and remove the panel, then I located the thermostat snap the old one out and put the new one in.
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Alfredo from Mount Pleasant, SC
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
5303918214
The radiator was not defrosting.
The radiator was not being properly defrosted and the refrigerator and freezer could not keep the temperature. Two things can be causing this, the defrost module which defrost the refrigerator on a regular basis ($110) or the thermostat ($18). I tried the thermostat since it is very easy to do (remove cover plate inside the freezer, cut wires of old thermostat, connect new thermostat by stripping wires. Presto...however the thermostat was NOT the problem. The problem was a blown timer circuit board that controls the regular defrosting. That repair was done by a technician. The board was $110, it seats inside the refrigerator in the control panel area.
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Albert from Buffalo Grove, IL
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
5303918214
Freezer was cold but the fridge was warm. Back panel of fridge was building up frost
First of all Don't panic! you can do it and you can save a lot of $$$ if you do it yourself. A friend advice me to look it up online resources and came accross part select on YouTube .

The process:
Defrost the fridge. Take down the panels on the fridge to have room to unscrew the back panels. Once you've taken the back panel out. You will see the thermostat right away. Replace it and voila you're done.
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Brian from Eden Prairie, MN
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Socket set
Parts Used:
5303918214
Fridge side too cold
Most of the time was spent removing frozen food and removing the plastic clip holding one of the shelves in place. Removal of bottom panel took less than a minute. Thermostat easy to find, clipped wires a the unit and removed unit. Used included wire jackets, but not white shrink wrap. This did NOT fix the problem. This was the attempt at a 'cheap' fix. My refrigerator required the 'control box' to be replaced.
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KEVIN from BRONX, NY
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
5303918214
evaporator coil would freeze up solid. no air flow through coil; no cooling.
-unplug power cord.(safety first!
-Removed evaporator cover in freezer. found defrost thermostat defective.
-use hair dryer to manually defrost coil from ice build-up.
-unclip thermostat from coil.
-cut wires close to the defrost thermostat; remove defective thermostat.
-clip on new defrost thermostat.
-connect wires using included butt connectors including shrink tubing (also included)
-replace coil cover.
-plug power cord back in.
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Bob from Gilbert, MN
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
5303918214
Refridgerator freezing food
Unplugged fridge from outlet. Removed rear panel on freezer side. Removed defrost thermostat from tube and cut wires. Installed new thermostat by matching color coded wires and crimping with supplied connectors and snap back on tube. Reinstalled panel and shelving.
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B J from Dillingham, AK
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
5303918214
Frost build up on evaporator
Remove the bottom freezer drawer. Remove back metal evaporator panel. Wire in new defrost terminationT-stat. Reassemble evap panel. Good to go.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS469522
Manufacturer Part Number: 5303918214
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