Fridge Thermostat

Stock Number: ES208996

Manufactured by Hotpoint

(This part fits select models)

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 (116 customer reviews)

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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 (116 customer reviews)
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    By - Southsea

    I chose to use espares because of the video, very helpful. It was somewhat harder to fit on the Hotpoint than the one in the vid (easier if you are left handed), but still only took about 20 minutes to have the fridge working properly again. A lot cheaper, more convenient and environmentally sound than replacing the whole thing! Excellent service.
  • As good as one expects from spares

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    By - Somerset

    This thermostat was ordered in preference to the piece listed by the manufacturer. I had to make a small adjustment to the width of the spade terminals. This one was about a third of the price of the listed one!
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    By - oldham

    Arrived on time, easy to fit and cheaper then a new fridge,Thank you espares.

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  • 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 Fridge ice-ing up 1 Answer

    The rear channel keeps blocking up with ice and I have to pour hot water to melt and clear it The freezer has an abnormal amount of ice build up in the bottom I assume its the thermostat Your site is out of stock for my FFA70S Can you help

    By Naomi - Hull - 12 June 2014

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      For information to diagnose your problem see our video:

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 16 June 2014

  • Q Wiring for Hotpoint Fridge RL78P thermostat 1 Answer

    I bought a secondhand fridge that switches on cools down and cuts out OK but then does not switch back on again. I changed the thermostat taking a photo of the connections before removing the old one. But the problem remains the same. I am suspicious that the connections may not be correct. There was evidence that someone else had removed the thermostat before me. Can you please advise me of the correct connections for this model. Thanks

    By Leo - Bournemouth - 19 October 2013

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      I suspect the problem may be the compressor, If the thermostat has tried to restart the compressor then you may hear a faint buzz followed by a 'tick' that will occur for approx 3 seconds every 90 seconds and the compressor will remain hot if left 'stalled' for 24 hours. if the compressor goes cool then look at the thermostat again. If it is a compressor fault you will need to contact a systems engineer to replace the compressor.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 21 October 2013

  • Q do you have a thermostat to fit my Hotpoint RLA84 larder fridge? 1 Answer

    By Anonymous - sale - 29 February 2012

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      We list a thermostat that will fit both the RLA84 (P) and RLA84 (T) which is code ES808318. The model above we do not list spares for.

      By Caitlin eSpares Staff - 06 March 2012

  • Q Hotpoint RLA84 thermostat replacement 1 Answer

    My fridge is freezing up a lot so I suspect the thermostat, before I get one to do it myself, how would I replace it? Many thanks

    By Kit - Exmouth - 27 November 2010

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      Hi Kit, the thermostat is positioned behind the temperature controls - you'll have to remove the control knob and any housing to get to the thermostat. Once you've done that, you'd need to feed in the new thermostat's  'string' and put back together.

      By Rory eSpares Staff - 30 November 2010