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How do I replace a Thermistor in a Bottom-Mount Refrigerator?

The thermostat can be faulty if the refrigerator isn't cooling enough. A broken thermostat can give bad information to the thermostat.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Disconnect electrical power.

    Shut off the circuit breaker on the refrigerator. If you want to keep the food fresh, move it to a cooler. Most frozen and refrigerated foods won't be affected by the lack of power for 30 minutes.

  2. Remove the thermistor cover.

    The thermostat can be found under a small plastic cover in the refrigerator section. Pull out the thermostat from the cover. You can help locate this component by looking at the parts list diagram.

  3. Remove the thermistor.

    Plug the wire harness after removing the thermostat from the mounting clip. The thermostat needs to be removed.

  4. Install the new thermistor.

    Attach the thermistor to the wire harness with a mounting clip.

  5. Attach the cover.

    Attach the thermostat cover and put it back on.

  6. Restore electrical power.

    You can restore power by plugging in the refrigerator or the house circuit breaker.

Time required: 15 minutes.

You would need the following tools: 1/4-inch nut driver, screwdriver, work gloves.

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