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Temperature Sensor
PartSelect Number PS304103
Manufacturer Part Number WR55X10025
This temperature sensor, also known as a thermistor, is used for refrigerators and freezers. The sensor sends the temperature reading of the refrigerator towards the control board. If your refrigerator or freezer runs too long, is too warm, will not defrost, or has sections that are too cold, replacing this part is the solution. Before replacing the temperature sensor, make sure to unplug the fridge for safety. The tools needed for this repair are a nut driver, wire crimper, and wire splice connectors. Search your model number to ensure the correct part is ordered and refer to model specific diagrams/owners manual for the exact instructions.
Fixes these symptoms
Doesn’t stop running
Freezer not defrosting
Freezer section too warm

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Gerald from San Clemente, CA says,

Fridge too warm, evaporator icing up
After replacing the defrost heater, main board and thermistor I still had the same problem. Called a repair guy and he (with the help of GE on the phone) diagnosed that the temperature sensor was bad...read more

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$15.72
Defrost Thermostat Kit
PartSelect Number PS469522
Manufacturer Part Number 5303918214
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.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer not defrosting
Freezer section too warm
Freezer too cold

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Installation Instructions
Leo from Bentonville, AR says,

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 ...read more

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$10.44
Defrost Thermostat
PartSelect Number PS2350702
Manufacturer Part Number 297216600
This refrigerator defrost thermostat is a genuine OEM part and is sourced directly from the manufacturer. Located on the back wall of the freezer section in the refrigerator, the defrost thermostat is used to regulate the appliances temperature to keep the refrigerator cold and constant. The part is made of plastic, and has a 4 inch terminal on the white lead and a 6 inch terminal on the red lead. A refrigerator defrost thermostat may need to be replaced if the appliance is experiencing temperature related issues such as: too cold, too warm, frost buildup, not running, or running too long.
Fixes these symptoms
Doesn’t stop running
Freezer not defrosting
Freezer section too warm

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Installation Instructions
Roger from Orangevale, CA says,

freezer would not defrost
My freezer would freeze up and not allow cold air to refrigerator side. First I took off bottom face plate, located the timer on left side bottom, removed the two screws and unpluged the timer. Replac...read more

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$13.63
Defrost Thermostat
PartSelect Number PS1017716
Manufacturer Part Number WR50X10068
This defrost termination thermostat acts as a safety device to stop the evaporator coil from overheating, by turning off the defrost heater at the end of the defrost cycle. The thermostat measures the temperature in your freezer to ensure that it stays at an optimum temperature to keep your frozen food from thawing. Some common symptoms linked to a faulty defrost termination thermostat include: the freezer is not defrosting, is too cold/too warm, or there is a frost build up in the freezer. Before you decide to replace this part, ensure that there is no frost buildup in your freezer as it can interfere with the thermostat reading.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer not defrosting
Freezer section too warm
Freezer too cold

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Greg from Aledo, TX says,

Ice box and freezer would not get cold,the back wall of the freezer was covered with ice
1. I had to defrost the ice off of the back wall of the freezer with a blowdryer.
2. Removed the four 1/4'' screws and removed the back panel.
3. Defrosted all of the ice off the coils and h...read more

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$18.07
Defrost Thermostat
PartSelect Number PS469510
Manufacturer Part Number 5303918202
This defrost thermostat is also known as a refrigerator defrost bi-metal thermostat kit. The function of the defrost bi-metal thermostat is to prevent overheating during the defrost cycle in your refrigerator by protecting the evaporator. The most common sign that there is a problem with your refrigerator defrost thermostat kit is if your freezer is cold but your refrigerator is warm. If your evaporator coils are icy then your defrost bi-metal thermostat kit could be defective. To do this installation the tools you will need include a 1/4 inch nut driver, a pair of wire strippers and crimpers, and a heat gun.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer not defrosting
Freezer section too warm
Freezer too cold

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Greg from Hanover Township, PA says,

evaporator coil kept freezing up, refridgerator warm.
This was the second part I tried. The defrost timer was first, but that did not fix it. To do this I had to remove the ice maker and the back plate of the freezer. Then I defrosted the coil and cut th...read more

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$25.71
Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat
PartSelect Number PS11750673
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10225581
If you have ice building up in your freezer, or if your freezer is getting too warm during the defrost cycle you may need to replace the bi-metal defrost thermostat. The function of the defrost bi-metal thermostat is to clip onto the evaporator and protect your evaporator from overheating during the defrost cycle. If your refrigerator does not defrost properly you can test both the thermostat and the heater to figure out which part is at fault. For this repair, you will need a Phillips screwdriver, a 1/4 inch nut driver, a flat blade screwdriver, a pair of wire strippers, a roll of electrical tape, and a few butt splice connectors.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer not defrosting
Freezer section too warm
Freezer too cold

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Laune from Front Worth, TX says,

Both freezer and refrigerator stopped cooling
Compressor Start Divice kit, I took off back lower panel with the 1/4 inch nut driver, on the compressor their was a wire hook that held the starter in place used my plyers to unhook, pulled the unit ...read more

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$80.98
Thermostat Assembly
PartSelect Number PS11739232
Manufacturer Part Number WP2198202
This thermostat assembly is used in refrigerator units and freezers as a sensor. The thermostat senses the temperature increase in the evaporator during the cycle of defrosting and turns off when ice is melted. If you have any of the following symptoms, replacing your appliance could solve the problem: fridge does not start, is too warm, too cold, runs too long, or will not start. The tools needed for this repair project is a putty knife, Phillips and flat blade screw driver, 1/4 inch nut driver, and needle nose pliers. Remember to unplug refrigerator from power source as a safety precaution. Refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer for further installation instructions.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer section too warm
Freezer too cold
Fridge and Freezer are too warm

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Steve earney from Brooks, GA says,

inconsistent compressor and condensor fan operation
Compressor start relay would cycle several times before compressor would come on. Replaced start relay and defrost timer assy. Operated more consistently however not completely reliable. Ice would b...read more

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$17.41
Defrost Thermostat
PartSelect Number PS469269
Manufacturer Part Number 5303917954
This limiter thermostat cuts out when the temperature inside your refrigerator reaches 55 degrees Fahrenheit and kicks back in when the internal temperature drops to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. If you discover temperature issues with your refrigerator or freezer, the defrost thermostat may need to be replaced. You will need tools for this repair, including a 1/4-inch nut driver, a pair of wire strippers, and a heat gun. Be sure to disconnect power to the refrigerator before completing this repair. The defrost thermostat is located behind the back panel of your side-by-side refrigerator/freezer. You will first need to remove the panel and take the defrost thermostat out to complete the repair.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer not defrosting
Freezer section too warm
Freezer too cold

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Installation Instructions
Stephen from Warrington, PA says,

Fridge got warm and freezer coils were frosted
Fridge is a side by side. The freezer is pretty narrow for a guy with wide shoulders.

Pulled plug.

Had to remove bottom drawers then used nut driver to remove screws closest t...read more

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$21.79
Bimetal Defrost Thermostat
PartSelect Number PS11742474
Manufacturer Part Number WP4387503
This is a bimetal defrost thermostat for your refrigerator. It stops the fridge from overheating during the defrost cycle by protecting the evaporator. This clip-on thermostat will sense the temperature increase in the evaporator during the defrost process, and will cycle the defrost heater off after the ice or frost is melted. The most common reasons for needing to replace this part are if your unit is leaking, has inconsistent temperatures (too hot or too cold), you are seeing buildup of ice, or your appliance is running too long.
Fixes these symptoms
Freezer not defrosting
Freezer section too warm
Freezer too cold

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Lawrence from Grahamsville, NY says,

The frost free feature of the freezer was freezing over with ice and cooling coils were being insulated with thickening frost which caused the cooling air to rise in temperature from -5 degrees to 20 degrees.
I troubleshot the problem by reading the electrical schematic and concluding the heating elements (defrost cables) were either defective or the bi-metal temp sensor was open. When closed the temp sen...read more

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$78.69
Damper Assembly - 115V 60Hz
PartSelect Number PS7783969
Manufacturer Part Number 241600906
This part includes the seal.
Fixes these symptoms
Clicking sound
Fridge too warm
Noisy

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Installation Instructions
Tony from LAURENS, SC says,

Not cooling
Just took out 4-5 screws and follow the instructions and repair went great...read more