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Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement

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  1. Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Safety precautions: passo 1, immagine 1 di 1
    • Before you begin your repair, perform the following:

    • Turn off your main water supply

    • Unplug your device

  2. Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Open the doors: passo 2, immagine 1 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Open the doors: passo 2, immagine 2 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Open the doors: passo 2, immagine 3 di 3
    • Depending on your repair, open one or both doors.

  3. Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Unfasten the temperature control board assembly: passo 3, immagine 1 di 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Unfasten the temperature control board assembly: passo 3, immagine 2 di 2
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the temperature control board assembly.

    • The second photo shows the potential screw locations in a removed assembly.

  4. Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Reposition the assembly: passo 4, immagine 1 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Reposition the assembly: passo 4, immagine 2 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Reposition the assembly: passo 4, immagine 3 di 3
    • Pull the temperature control board assembly off its slot in the chassis.

    • Let the assembly hang to access its connectors.

  5. Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Disconnect the temperature control board: passo 5, immagine 1 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Disconnect the temperature control board: passo 5, immagine 2 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Disconnect the temperature control board: passo 5, immagine 3 di 3
    • Use a flathead screwdriver, or a similar tool, to disconnect any connectors attached to the temperature control board assembly.

  6. Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Remove the assembly: passo 6, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the temperature control board assembly.

  7. Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Disconnect the thermistor: passo 7, immagine 1 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Disconnect the thermistor: passo 7, immagine 2 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Disconnect the thermistor: passo 7, immagine 3 di 3
    • Disconnect any connectors attached to the thermistor.

  8. Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Remove the thermistor: passo 8, immagine 1 di 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Remove the thermistor: passo 8, immagine 2 di 2
    • Use a flathead screwdriver, or a similar tool, to pry up the thermistor from its slot in the chassis.

    • Remove the thermistor.

  9. Whirlpool Refrigerator Thermistor Replacement, Meter the thermistor: passo 9, immagine 1 di 1
    • If you own a multimeter, you can test your thermistor's resistance.

    • A range between 2-220KΩ is acceptable. Check the specifications for your specific thermistor since there is such a large variance, and make sure you test at the appropriate temperature.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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3 Commenti

Great article. I have a question: My Kenmore refrigerator stopped cooling. I noticed that the compressor and fan were not operating but the evap fan was. I get no power to the compressor or fan. I replaced the start capacitor and start relay with a 3 in 1 start capacitor. Still nothing. I decided to wire the new 3 in 1 and fan with a separate AC wire directly to an outlet. This allowed the fan to start and the compressor started to cool the refrigerator. But obviously I can't use the refrig that way. Would a faulty thermistor prohibit AC from reaching the compressor and fan? I'm hoping it's not the control board. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Barry

reggaemoose - Replica

Great question! I'm going to call in @billg66 (Bill G) as iFixit's appliance pro. If you're able to share your make/model, or find a circuit schematic, your questions about the electrical pathway could be more easily solved. Good luck.

nicO -

Hi Barry, your model number would be a huge help as then I can get service manuals. I'd be cautious about using a 3 in 1. Especially if your fridge was designed to use just a start relay. I think there could be an issue with the thermistor, or possibly the control board, given that the compressor ran when jumped. 3 in 1s are great to squeeze out a little more life from a compressor, but this may not be that case.

Bill Gilbert -

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