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March 3, 2018
Do i need a garage kit to keep this model in the attached garage? If so, what part number do I need?
For model number FFTR1821TW0
Thanks for your question. Yes, you would need a garage kit to keep it in the attached garage. The part number of the garage kit is PS900213 for models made from 2001 or later.
I hope this helps.
What is the purpose of a garage kit and what is the price?
For model number 253.72622015
Hello Larry, Thank you for writing. The Top-Mount Refrigerator Garage Kit is PartSelect Number PS900213. This kit is used on refrigerators built in 2001 or later, with the freezer on top, and are stored where the temperature can drop to 34 degrees Fahrenheit. Please enter the part number into the site for the current price. Hope this helps!
At what temperature does the defrost thermostat open/close? Is it a simple klixon on switch?
For model number fftr1817lwo
Hello Carl, thank you for writing. It should be open at room temperature. You can test it with a multi-meter. The multi-meter will display 0.000 if the Defrost Thermostat is in the closed position, and should be in the closed position when it is cold. To check to be sure that it is opening at the proper temperature, place it in water and slowly heat the water. When the Defrost Thermostat opens, the multi-meter will display an O.L., indicating that there is no continuity through it. If there is no 0.000 when it is cold, or an O.L. when it is hot, then the thermostat is bad and should be replaced. I hope this helps and good luck with your repair!
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February 9, 2020
Hey there, i'm curious if this defrost thermostat would be compatible with my fridge. My model # does not bring up any results whatsoever! If typed in google "Kenmore 970 428121 and manual." it brings up a sears canada factory parts catalog in pdf form. According to this catalog the factory part # for the defrost thermostat kit that appears to be the same design and construction as this model is 5303918202.
For model number 970-428-121
Hi Cody, thank you for your question. If that is the part number of your defrost thermostat, then this would be the part you would get: PS469510. Good luck with your repair.