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Cold Control Thermostat

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PartSelect Number PS8769007
Manufacturer Part Number 241537103
Manufactured by Frigidaire
Product Description

Cold Control Thermostat Specifications

This cold control thermostat cycles on and off regularly to keep your refrigerator cold.

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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Fridge too warm | Will Not Start | Freezer section too warm | Fridge too cold
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Frigidaire, Kenmore, Crosley, Westinghouse.
Part# 241537103 replaces these:
AP5803894, 241537101, 5304421256, 5304445058
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Debra
January 16, 2018
Frig thermometer is saying freezing, and items are really cold, i got a service man out put in control temperature part 241537103.Few days ago.. its still really cold.. what else should i try?? it cost my 175.00 . but im not sure its the problem..
For model number FRT18L4JMO
Hello Debra, Thank you for your inquiry. We would recommend checking the following parts to fix your issue: defrost timer, defrost thermostat, defrost heater and the evaporator fan motor. 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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Chuck
April 19, 2018
Is the defrost thermostat normally open or closed? It is now closed when I checked it. Thank you, Chuck
For model number FRT18S6AWT
Hi Chuck, Thank you for the question. The thermostat shoudl be Open at 55°F and Close at 20°F. Hope this helps!

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Tim
January 5, 2018
My cold control thermostat, situated on the top of the refrigerator compartment, needs to be replaced. Do you have that part, and, second, which contact does the red wire go to? I think the part number is pf2-802-029. Or maybe it's 241537103. Not sure which.
For model number FFTR1821QB5A
Hello Tim, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, we do have this part in stock and the part number is 241537103. Although we do not have a repair video for this exact part number, I have included a link to a repair video for a similar part. Hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lx85ZJaZUA

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Adam
January 29, 2019
Refrigerator works but no cool in freezer. You suggest defrost thermostat but reading that says its if there is no cool in refrigerator and freezer is cool. I have no cool in freezer but cool in refrigerator. Would that be defrost timer??? or maybe but hopefully not the defrost heater?
For model number 25362802202
Hi Adam, Thank you for your question. If the freezer is too warm, the defrost heater fixes the issue the majority of the time. There are some parts that you will need to check also if the defrost heater is not the issue. You will need to check the run capacitor, the defrost thermostat, the evaporator fan motor and the cold control thermostat. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Alan
November 13, 2018
Freezer works good. Refrig dose not cool.Thanks
For model number 25374223701
Hi Alam, Thank you for the question. I suggest testing the Defrost Thermostat, PartSelect Number: PS469510.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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Gary
June 27, 2019
Do you have a install video for the cold thermostat control in the freezer area of my refrigerator
For model number LFH1513LW1
Hello Gary, Thank you for the question. Yes, the video is posted below the part picture. Here is a link to the same video on YouTube. Hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=visT8iOK984

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Chris
December 8, 2019
I have a Crosley model crt185lw1. The power to our house went out recently during a brief storm. It was out over night and when it came back on in the morning, neither the refrigerator fan or compressor will come on. The light still comes on so I know it's getting power. We bought it used a year ago and it has run perfectly until now. Any ideas?
For model number CRT185LW1
Hi Chris, sounds like a bad control board, try to power cycle the fridge, if still not working you may need to replace it. Sadly I could not find this part available, I recommend contacting the manufacturer directly. If they can provide you with a part number you can also check back to see if we stock the part. Thank you for your question and good luck with your repair!

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Dave
March 6, 2020
Freezer is not cold at all
For model number Fftr2021tw1
Hello Dave, thank you for writing. Here is a link to what parts to check and how to check them: https://www.partselect.com/Repair/Refrigerator/Refrigerator-Freezer-Too-Warm/. Good luck with your repair!

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John
December 16, 2017
Is cold control part # ps8769007 compatible with my model number
For model number 253.6419240J
Hello John, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, we do show that this part is compatible with your model. Have a nice day!

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Adam
January 28, 2019
Frig part of unit works fine the freezer part works hit and miss it will work for a wile then all of a sudden every thing is defrosted. Then it will freeze a bottle of water all of a sudden i'm thinking evaporator fan but not shure.
For model number 253.62802202
Hi Adam, thank you for your question. When you are having temperature problems in your fridge, there are a few parts that could cause the issue. You can use a multi meter to test most of the parts. Make sure you cut power to your appliance before doing any repairs or tests. First you should test your defrost thermostat. Place the thermostat in ice cold water for 2-3 minutes after removing it from your appliance. It should be reading 0 ohms to be working correctly. Another part to check would be your defrost heater. Remove it from the appliance. It should be reading anywhere between 0 - 50 ohms to be working. You could check your temperature sensor. To find the correct reading for this part you will have to refer to your tech sheet that comes with your appliance. You can usually find this tech sheet behind the bottom grille of your fridge on either the right or left side. These are the most common parts that cause this issue in your appliance. So it is suggested you check them first. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Part Videos

Replacing your Frigidaire Refrigerator Cold Control Thermostat

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    Refrigerator would not run but interior light was on.
    I unplugged the refrigerator, then opened the door and removed four screws holding the plastic electrical panel to the interior top of the main refrigerator compartment and noticed the cold control was corroded badly, apparently from moisture in the panel. I ordered a new one from partselect.com. When it arrived the next day, I then pulled off the control knob, unclipped the cold control, unplugged the three wires to the control, then removed the styrofoam insulation blocks holding the thermocouple wire and then removed the thermocouple wire to complete the removal. I then reversed the process to install the new thermostat and control. That is repositioned the thermocouple wire, put the insulation blocks back to hold the wire, then replugged the three electrical wires, clipped the control back and pushed the control knob back on and finally screwed the panel back to the top of the main compartment and plugged the refrigerator electrical cord back in to provide current to the refrigerator. It immediately started up and ran fine. Total time - about 8 minutes.
    • Bruce from Alton, IL
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      241537103
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    top freezer working properly, but lower fridge not cooling.
    since I had my fridge since 2003 it seems that I've gotten my moneys worth but it has worked flawlessly with no issues. I did not want to part with it so I troubled shoot the system and realized that it could have been number of things so I just decided after reading some reviews here on this site I decided to just purchase the items that would be effecting the fridge not working properly which was the evaporator fan, defrost thermostat, defrost timer, temperature cold control thermostat, I also cleaned the condenser coils in the back of the unit so they can be able to withdraw heat from the unit. my repair and installation took about 4 hours due to the cleaning of the coils but now the fridge is working like brand new. thanks to this sitt and it's comprehensive video tutorials on installations and repair it my job a lot easier to do.this is not my first time ordering from this site and will not be my last. anyone considering ordering from this site do not hesitate there are great with parts and customer service.
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    Not running
    After waiting over 2wks for my part to arrive, I purchased the part locally and made the repair the same day as I am still waiting for the part to arrive from you guys. Your customer service really needs improving. I paid for 2 day shipping, what a joke. I will be returning the part as soon as I receive it thanks.
    • Kenneth from SAVANNAH, GA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    • Parts Used:
      241537103
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    Freezer no freezing the food
    Disconnect the power. To install the Defrost timer which is located inside the console at the top of the fridge I followed a YouTube video. It is very easy. Keep in mind that the Defrost timer comes settled in defrost mode so the compressor will not start after the power is reconnected.There is a hole in the console just behind the Defrost timer where you engaged it with a flat driver and rotate the clock until the compresor start. Now the compressor works for 6 hours and stop for 20 minutes for the defrosting cicle. The freezer now is freezing the meat!!
    • Orlando from FT LAUDERDALE, FL
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      241537103, 215846604
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          Model Cross Reference
          This part works with the following models:
          PartSelect Number: PS8769007
          Manufacturer Part Number: 241537103
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