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Defrost Thermostat Kit

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PartSelect Number PS469522
Manufacturer Part Number 5303918214
Manufactured by Frigidaire

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.

This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Kenmore, Electrolux, Westinghouse, Crosley, Gibson.

This part works with the following products: Refrigerator.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Fridge too cold.
  • Fridge too warm.
  • Freezer section too warm.
  • Freezer not defrosting.
  • Freezer too cold.
  • Too warm.
  • Frost buildup.
  • Fridge and Freezer are too warm.

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Question:

Does the defrost thermostat testing with an ohm meter have continuity in the non defrost state, or does it test open.

Bud for model number 5303918214
Answer:

Hi Bud, Thank you for the question, when it is cold it should read 0 for ohms, if it is warm, about room temp or warmer it should read infinity. Hope this helps!

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Question:

I have 2 questions sorry. 1)the bottom of the freezer ices up and their appears to be a leak on the bottom left hand corner. 2) the control panel no longer lights up and the controls do not respond anymore. Thank you

James for model number FRS6LF7JB3
Answer:

Hi James, Thank you for your inquiry. You will need to identify where the leak in the freezer is coming to verify what is causing the issue. It may be the water tube that goes to the icemaker that is cracked and leaking. If the controls are no responding you may have to replace the electronic control board. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

Is it possible to adjust the temperature of the hydrated drawer, the hill drawer which are freezing ?

Benjamin for model number LPHS2687KF
Answer:

Hi Benjamin, Thank you for your question. No, the drawer does not have its own temperature control. If you are having freezing issues in your appliance, you should test your Defrost Thermostat to see if it is malfunctioning. I hope that helps!

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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Thermostat Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Leo from Bentonville, AR

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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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Thermostat Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: donna from brandon, FL

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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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Thermostat Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Benny from astoria, NY

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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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Thermostat Kit
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Debra from McRae, GA

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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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Thermostat Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Alfredo from Mount Pleasant, SC

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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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Thermostat Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Brian from Eden Prairie, MN

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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20 of 34 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Defrost Thermostat Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Albert from Buffalo Grove, IL

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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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Thermostat Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: KEVIN from BRONX, NY

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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16 of 32 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Defrost Thermostat Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Bob from Gilbert, MN

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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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Thermostat Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: B J from Dillingham, AK

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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Parts Used:
  • Defrost Thermostat Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Stephanie from DAYTON, OH

After a power outage my refrigerator went warm & the freezer was cool.

I unplugged the refrigerator and removed the back panel in the freezer. Here the coils were covered in a block of heavy frost. The coils needed to defrost, I allowed this to happen of the course of a few hours. Once this was done I used the wire cutters, cutting the two wires to the thermostat. Doing this I checked the continuity & got no reading. Having ordered the part at a more than reasonable price including 2 day delivery, I was ready to complete the repair. Stripping the thermostat wires connected the the freezer unit, I attached the two wires color to color to the new thermostat. Here I needed to insert both ends into the connector (butt end), crimping both sides. Making sure each end I'd secure. Do this for both sets of wires. Placing the new thermostat back on the the cooper coil (on the same one it was removed from), put the freezer back in place. Here I only screwed in two, in case I need to go back in. I plugged the refrigerator back in turn the settings back to default or factory. Allowed the refrigerator to come back up to temperature for 24-48 hours. I did these and I'm glad to say my 12 year refrigerator is working just like before.

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