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U-Line 75R: Replacing Thermostat when unit will not run

I am reposting Don Willis's EXCELLENT but hard to find tutorial on how to replace a thermostat on a U-line 75R as a HOW-TO Since he spelled "refrigerator" incorrectly (Refidgerator), Google cannot find it easily! I followed these instruction and finished in about an hour.
Got the thermostat part on eBay from a venfor called Part Peddler. The U-Line part number is 2766-S, cost me about $30,shipped.
Don's post follows, my comments in {} brackets:
The light worked so it was getting power.
I used an electrical tester (pencil like device I bought at Lowe's) to figure out that power was making it to the thermostat (black wire) but not after the switch (blue wire).
To change the thermostat.

  1. Take covers off the front bottom (one flathead 1/4" hex screw) and back panel (about 10 flathead 1/4" hex screws) of fridge.
  2. Unscrew the old thermostat (2 screws). Leave black and blue wires on it so you will know where to put them on the new one.
  3. Take out glass shelves on inside. Unscrew back panel {note: there are spacers that will fall out} . There are 2 phillips screws {on nuts} that hold the end of the thermometer to back panel. {I removed one and loosened the other to free the "coil" thermostat) reach hand under the back panel and feed the thermometer back through hole and out back of fridge. You will notice a putty like substance that fills in the hole in the back where the thermometer gets fed through. Make sure you keep it to fill in the hole in the back.
  4. Feed new thermometer {coil} end through hole in the back {I found that using a Phillips head screwdriver to guide the coil through was useful} and install to back panel {using those two Philips screws and nuts}.
  5. Put the putty back in the hole from the back to insulate around it.
  6. Feed the electrical end of thermostat through bottom of fridge
  7. Take the wires off the old one and attach to the new one.
  8. Attach the thermostat to its mounting location
  9. Reinstall all the screws in the front and back and you are in business.
Had a hard time finding someone to service it. They wanted $200 to come out to the house + parts and labor. The new thermostat cost $33 at All Brand appliance. I am from Mass and picked it up in Brockton. I emaile dU-line and they sent me the new part number. The allBrandappliance site had the old part number (2766-s) I am notan electrician and this was a few hours work.

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I just replaced my thermostat on model # 75RB and it was part
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You can call U-Line and they will help you out and point you to a parts distributor or you can find it on the internet.


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