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I am trying to replace the thermostat in my Westinghouse fridge. How do I remove the square plate which provides the cooling? The plate is secured to the backwall of the fridge by 4 plastic anchors/screws that would not budge or rotate. The end of the thermostat wire runs behind this plate.

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Solved it. No need to take the cooling plate off. The themostat probe sits just behind the plate and is secured to the back of the plate by 2 screws. Loosen the screws and the old probe can be released and pulled out from behind the plate. For ease of installing the new probe, tie or tape a thin wire or string to the end of the old probe prior to pulling it out. Installing the new probe is the reverse of this process, using the wire/string to pull the new probe through.

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