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Installing themostat for Whirlpool

Need to get a description on how to install the thermostat unit (#2198202) for a Whirlpool side-by-side refrige.

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  • Court Jan 10, 2009

    Dial is located on the top left portion of the refridgerator compartment. I have a side-by-side unit.

  • Shane Hays May 11, 2010

    Where is the dial located?



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Usually there are some screws that are at the area where the dial is. If it is the type I am thinking of it has a long capillary and two areas where the wires plug into. If you take off the wires you can usually follow where the capillary is and intall it. It is pretty self explanitory once you get the screws out. If this doesn't help you, can send me a picture and I can go from there.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009


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