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I wish to replace the thermostat on a European Whirlpool ART 472/3 fridge freezer. This is a 70/30 top fridge/bottom freezer arrangement with the thermostat located right hand side of the fridge compartment. I have removed the thermostat dial, but cannot see any obvious means to remove the plastic thermostat housing. Please can you advise?

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  • Ron Beattie Dec 29, 2010

    The answer given that "Its fitted by screws and clips are holding it.This clips are to be un-clipped and screws needs to be removed"

    Does not really help when there are no screws nor clips visible around the plastic housing.

    Can you be more specific on the location of the fixing screws. Note this is for removal of thermostat/light fitting plastic housing surrounding the thermostat.

  • Ron Beattie Dec 29, 2010

    The thermostat you are now refering to is the one located front top of the refrigerator and is not the one needing replacement.



    The one which I need to replace and as described earlier is located inside the refrigerator section on the right hand side.



    Maybe if you have diagram/instructions for this unit.



    Thanks and Regards

    Ron

  • Ron Beattie Dec 30, 2010

    Any update on last comment regarding position of thermostat ?

  • Ron Beattie Jan 01, 2011

    Any update?

  • Ron Beattie Jan 01, 2011

    Can somebody please offer some assistance?

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The plastic cover is clipped into the casing ,flip this out by squeexing a bit and pulling backwards then you will see the nut that holds the thermostat the next good bit is getting the probe wire out ,best of luck its not that difficult though

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Its fitted by screws and clips are holding it.This clips are to be un-clipped and screws needs to be removed.Also a thin knife will help to loosen the thermostat housing.This is the thermostat,which you have to remove:--- I wish to replace the - helpmech_28.jpg
------------------ Also click this link directly,to check more images of the part :--- http://www.espares.co.uk/part/fridges-and-freezers/whirlpool/art472/3-(856447215010)/p/1084/278/0/709510/208951/whirlpool-service-w4-frid.html ------------- This should help. Thanks.Helpmech.

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  • raj somaiya Dec 29, 2010

    The thermostat which is located behind the refrigerator control knob.That panel from where you removed the knob/dial.Remove that panel.There are screws on the base and front.



    Click the link directly:---


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    You have to see part number 1 that is panel.part number 2 is bracket.Part number 3 that is screw.Remove the screws the panel will get loose.This has to be done after you remove the thermostat dial/knob.You have removed so now remove panel,.Part number 4 is light switch,part number 5 is light bulb,.Part number 7 is screw and part number 8 is plug.And part number 9 is thermostat.Part number 10 is also screw.You have to remove part number 10 to get part number 9 which is thermostat.

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    Check the diagram and remove the screws,this should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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