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Change a thermostat on my fridge

Fridge is icing up at the back top wall and everything is freezing up inside i ordered a new thermostat and fitted but problem is still there is there a trick as to how these get fitted as it had a long piece of metal on the thermostat

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Hello, I think the freezing problem could be a bimetallic, this device is develop to initiate the defrost cycle into the refrigerator, if it doesn´t work properly, ice will be everywhere. The thermostat just controls the inside refrigerator temperature. I hope you will solve this problem checking this particular element.

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Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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Check out partselect.com. need to replace defrost timer and defrost thermostat. good luck.

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check your gasket on the refrigeratordoor with a dollar bill. it should have resistance when pulled out from between the gasket and door. if not then replace the gasket. or the drain tube in the freezer compoartment is clogged up and not draining properly. good luck and contqact me if theres more to the problem ok.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Freezer not freezing properly, ice on back wall

Ice on the back wall indicates a problem with the defrost cycle. The ice builds up and starts to choke off the air flow, so your symptoms would indicate that may be happening.

Defrost problems are usually any of the three components, the heater element, the defrost termination temp switch, or the defrost timer.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: LEC L6046W FRIDGE - ICE/FROST INSIDE THE BACK

1.I think you might have a thermostat problem it is over cooling the system and doesn't shut off when it is suppose to. Replace the thermostat
2.If the door seal is broken or the door is not closed shut with the seal magnet nice and tight against the fridge it will form ice inside the fridge as well. Replace the door seal. (this is very common with old fridges)

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