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Installing thermostat for kenmore side by side

The problem I am having is the same as "kenmore side by side, model # 57562792 it started about a month ago that we noticed our freezer thawed out and that the cooler side wasn't holding the temperature. We can shut it off and turn the dial back on , then we hear it come on. But now we have to do this everyday. Is it the thermastat? and how do we replace this?" Your answer was yes thermostat, buy one. I have ordered a thermostat assembly, part #2198202. I need to know how to replace this thermostat.
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