Fridge Thermostat

Stock Number: ES208996

Manufactured by Hotpoint

(This part fits select models)

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Fix it yourself and save money. This replacement thermostat is designed to measure and control the temperature in your fridge.

Genuine spare part for select models of Creda, English Electric, Jackson, and Hotpoint fridges. Prior to ordering, please check the list of appliances to ensure this is the right part for you.

How to replace a fridge thermostat - Zanussi

This video should help with fitting this part. However, the exact layout and fitting technique may differ for your make and model.

Be safe - always unplug any appliance from the electricity supply before carrying out any work on it.
If you are in any doubt contact a qualified repairer.

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 (133 customers)
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    By - Newbury

    I paid for the next day, and it was just the service I expected. The item arrived and was fitted just like the previous replacment. These stats seem to last about five years, and this one replaced one that was just over five years old.
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    This was an identical t/stat replacement for a Hotpoint fridge. It was a bit fiddly to fit as the cooling panel at the back of the fridge compartment had to be gently released to allow the end of the thermocouple to fixed behind it but I could not see where it was going. Apart from that it did the business and was a lot cheaper than a new fridge!!
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    By - Essex

    Excellent result from fitting fridge with new thermostat. Food and drink now cool again. No need to spend a fortune on a new fridge. Took about 45 minutes to fit taking time to be careful. Easy to fit if methodical in removing old thermostat and installing new one.

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  • Q How to fit stat to Hotpoint Fridge,, RLA36P 2 Answers

    By E.O - Rhyl - 30 January 2016

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      There are two screws under the control panel that when removed allow the panel to be lowered and the thermostat replaced.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 01 February 2016

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      There are two screws under the control panel that when removed will allow the panel to be lowered off the cabinet top to access and replace the thermostat.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 01 February 2016

  • Q Hoptpoint RL63P - correct part but how do I locate the thermostat in the fridge? 2 Answers

    By Floundering - 13 June 2009

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      Not sure about the RL63P, but I've just fixed the thermo in my RL78P. PARAMOUNT - SWITCH FRIDGE OFF AND UNPLUG IT FROM THE MAINS!!! Decant everything plus the shelves - you will need the room. On the right hand side just above midpoint is a lozenge-shaped housing which contains lamp/thermo and lamp switch. To gain access to the thermo, locate the cleverly hidden fixing screw - there's a small grey prise-out disc just to the right of the control knob. Unscrew that and the housing should release when you draw it back - gently! There are locating tabs on the housing which slide into slots in the lining. Unscrew the retaining nut from the thermo spindle and release the thermo. Now make a diagram of the wiring connectors on both the thermo and the lamp switch. Disconnect all leads to these components (no need to touch the actual lamp connectors). You WILL need this diagram when re-connecting new thermo. Now unscrew the retaining screws on the freezing panel at the back of the fridge - be VERY CAREFUL when you pull it forward and to the left to give you access to the thermocouple end. The thick pipe attached to the panel contains the coolant fluid. The pipe is flexible enough to withstand moderate movement. There should be two screws and a plastic fillet securing the t'couple to the panel. Unscrew the screws (remembering to keep the screws in a container - easily lost under the fridge!!). The new t'couple can be bent into a U just like the defective one. Fit the new thermostat by reversing the removal instructions. Good luck - patience is a virtue!

      By dreeks55 - 12 July 2009

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      The thermostat is located in the same housing aas the fridge light. Once you have unplugged the fridge, remove the 1 (or possibly) 2 screws that hold the light housing to the side of the fridge. Once released you will see the thermostat.

      By danny2873 - South Wales - 11 July 2009

  • Q removing capilliary cover 1 Answer

    This is nigh impossible with my fridge (different model though looks very similar); after about 30 min hard effort I have rolled it back about 5 cm and partially destroyed it. Even if I get it off I'm doubtful it will be reuseable. Is it necessary and why does the new thermostat not come with it ready fitted? It must only cost one or two pennies being a small bit of plastic

    By Matthew Perry - Sweden - 23 February 2016

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      The capillary 'sheath' is usually a heat shrink type insulation that can be almost impossible to remove. Either order an original thermostat with the covering like this or find another suitable covering.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 24 February 2016

  • Q Re replacement thermostat 1 Answer

    I replaced the thermostat in my fridge freezer as the freezer was going down to -60 degrees centigrade and the fridge to about -10. Having replaced the thermostat, I have the same problem. It seems like the stat isn't switching out the compressor, and it is running continuously. Any ideas? Thanks

    By DE - Warrington - 23 December 2015

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      If the thermostat capillary is fed into a tube into the fridge lining it would normally reach the back of the fridge wall and contact the evaporator. Sometimes the tube can come away and then the capillary does not contact the evaporator and does not sense the correct temperature, If this has happened it may not be repairable.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 24 December 2015

  • Q new termoststat fitted over an hour ago fridge stiil not getting cold 1 Answer

    I fitted a new thermostat to my fridge model Frigidaire rl6003b over an hour ago and turned it to full fridge it still warm what else could be wrong with it

    By jf - m well - 16 March 2015

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      Check if the compressor is warm and running. if it is and the fridge is not going cooler then it may be a lack of gas in the system, blockage or faulty compressor.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 16 March 2015