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I have a Zannussi ZEBF 249W fridge/freezer which needs the thermostat changing. I cannot see where the capillary tube of the thermostat goes down to and I feel that I shall have to open the unit from the side which is tight because of the foam that has been used to seal it. Before I do anything too drastic, can you please tell me the easiest way to access the thermostat so that I may replace it with a new one. Thank you. Best regards from Ian.

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  • triton 650 Sep 12, 2008

    Do I have to remove the back or the side of the fridge/freezer unit to gain access to the thermostat capillary tube, please?

  • triton 650 Sep 12, 2008

    Sorry but I have just had details on how to change the defrost thermostat. It is the temperature control thermostat that I need to change. The unit itself is situated at the top of this model. When the plastic front cover is removed, the thermostat can be easiky seen. My problem is that the capillary disappears down a hole at the side of the evaporator and I cannot work out how to gain access to it. Does the side of the freezer need to come off? This appears to be held on by th foam, or can gain access by removing the back of the unit, or is there some means of removing the freezer liner to access it? Thank you. Best regards from Ian.

  • triton 650 Sep 12, 2008

    Between two solutions that I have been sent, I think that I now have the answer to my question. Access is from the back and I need to cut off the old one and pull it through. Excellent. Thank you very much for your service. I have phoning around for four day's to try and solve my problem. Solved in minuts with your service. Many thanks for an excellent service. Ian.

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I have a Zannussi ZEBF - how-to-repair-a-refrigerator-1.jpg
hi sir here is the picturitation of changing thermostat

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Www.serviceforce.co.uk/pdfs/U24490.pdf

download pdf from above link..u ll get better idea..


if ur in warranty period..better call service man and clear ur fault...once u broke seal in tat system ..ur warranty will be not valid after tat..thermostat is available oly at the rearpart of ur freezer

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    mohammed marika thambi Sep 12, 2008







    switch off everythin and defrost it then replace it

    good luck ..
    thanks for using fixya


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Generally, the tip of the thermostat should be touching the evaporator. so look for a mall tubing usually covered by small plastic tube that is attached to the rear or side of the evaporator.

if you find it, make sure it is the end of the capillary of the thermostat by slightly pull and push technique.

if you are sure, then you can cut the thermostat side and hook up the new tip of the thermostat to it( make sure it would not disconnect or else you may never put it inside the wall again )

then slowly pull the old tip and slowly guide the new capillary until the new tip comes out of the hole of the wall to where you are pulling. then you were able to put a new thermostat the same way as the old one.

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HI,

Can you please tell if this is a:

Side by Side
I have a Zannussi ZEBF - redarrow.gif Freezer on Top
redarrow.gif Freezer on Bottom
redarrow.gif Under counter

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  • Priya darshan Sep 12, 2008

    Here are the steps which will help you replace the thermostat.

    Before you begin to replace your defrost
    thermostat, make sure you disconnect the appliance's power supply. The
    easiest way to do this is to unplug the unit from the wall.
    Alternatively, you could trip the appropriate switch in the circuit
    breaker panel, or you could remove the appropriate fuse from your
    home's fuse box.






    1. Locate your refrigerator's defrost thermostat. In freezer-on-top
      models, it may be located under the floor of the unit, or it could be
      found at the back of the freezer. If you have a side-by-side
      refrigerator, the defrost thermostat is found at the back of the
      freezer side. The thermostat is wired in series with the defrost
      heater, and when the thermostat opens, the heater shuts off. You will
      have to remove any objects that are in your way such as the contents of
      the freezer, freezer shelves, icemaker parts, and the inside rear,
      back, or bottom panel.



    2. The panel you need to remove may be held in place with either
      retainer clips or screws. Remove the screws or use a screwdriver to
      release the clips holding the panel in place. Some older refrigerators
      may require that you remove a plastic molding before you can gain
      access to the freezer floor. Exercise caution when removing the
      molding, as it does break fairly easily. You could try warming it with
      a warm, wet towel first.



    3. There are two wires leading from the thermostat. They are attached
      to terminals with slip-on connectors. Gently pull on the connectors to
      release the wires from the terminals. You may need to use needle nosed
      pliers to help you. Do not pull on the wires themselves.



    4. Proceed to remove the thermostat. It may be secured in place with a
      screw, clip, or clamp. The thermostat and the clamp on some models are
      one assembly. On other models, the thermostat clamps around the
      evaporator tubing. In some other cases, the thermostat is removed by
      squeezing in on the clip and pulling the thermostat up.



    5. To install your new defrost thermostat, reverse the removal
      process. Reconnect the wires, replace the panel, and restore power to
      your refrigerator. For those models where the defrost thermostat is
      attached to the evaporator coil, make sure you install the new
      thermostat in the same location and position of the old one.



  • Priya darshan Sep 12, 2008

    If my solution no. 2 was helpful to you then please accept coolguy008's solution as fixya.

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