In the event that the thermostat needs to be repaired, you must decide whether to do it yourself or hire a refrigerator repair company. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple hand tools to replace the thermostat if you feel comfortable.
As previously mentioned, changing the thermostat on your refrigerator is a rather straightforward procedure. Obtain the refrigerator’s model number, which can typically be found in the owner’s manual or on the back or inside of the appliance, before searching for a replacement thermostat.
- To make sure you don’t put yourself at risk, unplug your refrigerator from the socket before you start.
- Locate the thermostat, unscrew the screws, remove the clips, and carefully remove the cover plate.
- Using pliers, slowly disconnect the two wire connectors of the thermostat from the spade or pin terminals. Then loosen the fixing screw or clips that hold the thermostat in place and slide out the evaporator tube.
- Once the old thermostat has been removed, fix the new thermostat to the evaporator tube and connect the wires to the terminals. Reattach the panel cover you removed before. The thermostat can be tested by turning the refrigerator back on and adjusting the temperature dial.
It may be necessary to call a refrigerator repair service if, 24 hours after replacing the thermostat, the refrigerator still isn’t maintaining a constant temperature.