American Fridge Freezers help us keep the food and other stuff cold in order for it to not rot throughout the day. However, if they fail in the one thing they are supposed to do. It might be because of some technical fault in it. If you’ve already cleaned and vacuumed the coils behind and below the refrigerator and somehow it still does not come to the temperature it is supposed to. There might be a fault in the thermostat. Replacing a thermostat is actually quite easy, if you don’t know where to start, we’ll guide you throughout the process so you can store meat in your fridge freezer again without any issues.
Safety Measures To Be Taken :
If you are performing this repair, make sure you are accompanied by another adult. Make sure to switch off your appliance at the mains before you start your repair. This is something you should be careful about before performing any repairs on any type of appliance. Switching off the mains is recommended for your personal safety.
Locate the Thermostat:
The next part of the procedure is to locate the thermostat which is mostly positioned inside the refrigerator. For most of the fridge freezers, the top level contains the freezer, and the bottom part contains the drawers and stuff. Most likely you’ll be finding the thermostat hidden behind the fridge or on the roof. If your fridge freezer is next to the main freezer compartment, you’ll most probably find the thermostat at the back of the freezer.
Remove Shelves and Drawers :
Before starting with the process, make sure to remove everything inside the fridge freezer including the shelving and other drawers. This will help you to work in a flexible manner. Keep the screws attaching the shelves and drawers at a different place so they don’t get misplaced. These are some tiny measures which you can keep in order to work in a disciplinary way.
Remove the Wires Carefully :
Now that you’ve switched off the current supply from the mains, you don’t have to worry about much. The thermostat will be attached by some wires which need some pressure to be pulled out. Gently remove them using pliers, keep in mind not to apply too much pressure as these wires are gentle and might break off under pressure.
Take Out the Thermostat :
After you’ve followed the above-mentioned tasks, you can now go ahead and remove the faulty device. Go ahead and remove the screws and clips holding the thermostat in place. Now, you can remove the old thermostat out of the refrigerator in order to replace it. One thing to keep in mind. If your thermostat is around an evaporator tube, you have to be very careful when removing the thermostat because if you are not, this may break the tube and will cost you even more.
Installing the New Thermostat
This has to be the easiest step of them all. After you’ve removed the old thermostat, make sure to clean around a little bit to remove the dust and etc. Now, place the thermostat in the same place you removed the old one. Ensure that you screw it into position and reconnect all wires correctly. Apply the evaporator tube above it and put the panel back over the thermostat safely. Put back every shelving you removed before and tighten them with a screwdriver.
Test the Fridge Freezer
After you are done with everything, switch on your mains and turn on your American fridge freezer. Wait for 15-20 mins in order to let the fridge freezer cool up. If the issue was your old thermostat, your fridge freezer will be cold in a few mins and will maintain a steady temperature.