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 (121 customers)
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  • Just like the original

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    By - Lincoln

    Easy to fit. I should have watched the very helpful video before I took the old one out, which would have saved me from breaking some plastic lugs in the fridge. I only marked the quality as less than five stars because it seems to be identical to the original one, which had failed after about ten years.
  • Good quality item

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    By - uk

    Good quality and easy to fit. The delivery was excellent and the part well packaged. Have used this company before and not been disappointed.
  • Simple Cost Effective Replacement

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    By - Aldershot

    Quite easy to fit, although the electrical spade connectors may not be identically positioned so take care. Make sure you keep the old one handy to measure how the sensor needs to be bent to reach the back plate of the fridge.

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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 Do you have a thermostat for my Hotpoint fridge 1 Answer

    I have sent an email earlier, just want to check that it went through OK

    By Rosie - Renhold, Bedford - 18 August 2014

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      Your thermostat is Stock Number: ES208996

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 19 August 2014

  • Q Do you have a thermostat for my Hotpoint fridge. 1 Answer

    It is a Hotpoint Iced Diamond Auto Defrost fridge Model 8120, the serial number is 08804100, It is several years old maybe 20 years. The problem is :- It seems to be working all the time, if I turn the thermostat back lower it turns off but does not cut in again unless I turn the dial off and then turn it on again when it then cuts in but will only work at a high setting. Is it worth replacing if you have a compatible one, and is it easy to fit.

    By Rosie - Renhold, Bedford - 18 August 2014

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      If it has run for a continuous period it is likely to be lower than its normal operational temperature. Set to 3/4 setting and leave for 8 hours to see if it comes back on before condemning the thermostat. If it still does not restart replace the thermostat.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 18 August 2014

  • 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