To replace a fridge thermostat, disconnect the fridge from power, remove the thermostat cover, detach the terminal wires, and remove the old thermostat. Install the replacement thermostat in the place of the old one, plug in the fridge, and reset the temperature in order to test the new thermostat.
Unplug the power cord from the socket to avoid electrocution, and locate the thermostat in the fridge. Use a screw driver to unscrew and remove the panel that covers the thermostat. If the cover does not have a screw, loosen the retaining clips to remove the cover.
Use a needle-nose pliers to disconnect the two terminal wires from the terminal pin, and loosen the mounting clip or screw that holds the thermostat. Pull the old thermostat from the evaporator tube, and take it out of the fridge.
Attach the replacement thermostat to the evaporator tube, and connect the two wires to their respective terminals. Put back the cover, secure it with a screw, and plug in the power code. Reset the refrigerator temperature, and test the efficiency of the new thermostat. If the thermostat does not work, check it, and fix any defects.
While moving a refrigerator lying on its side is permissible, the process requires some precautions. At the end of the move, the mover should bring the refrigerator upright and wait as long as it has been on its side, up to 24 hours, before supplying power.Full Answer >
Some common problems with Frigidaire ice makers include clogged filters, malfunctioning ice mold thermostats and malfunctioning defrost systems that cause the condenser coils to frost. It is common for the ice-maker assembly to fail after long-term use.Full Answer >
To clean a refrigerator, empty it, remove the shelves and drawers, wash them, and wipe the interior of the fridge with diluted baking soda. Dry the fridge with a cloth, replace the shelves and drawers, and restock the fridge. This one-hour process requires water, an antibacterial cleanser, baking soda, drying cloths and rags.Full Answer >
The purpose of a refrigerator's manufacture date is to confirm when it was made. The year, make and model of the refrigerator are necessary when ordering replacement parts for repair.Full Answer >