Fridge Thermostat

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Genuine spare part for select Jackson, Hotpoint, Creda, and English Electric refrigerators

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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 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

  • Q I can't the capilliery to slide back in 1 Answer

    By bernard - LN110PQ - 17 January 2015

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      Ensure the capillary has no kinks in it and fully defrost the fridge for several days to ensure there is no ice restricting the capillary mounting tube.

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 19 January 2015

  • Q fridge has froze up a couple of times? 1 Answer

    we have a fridge freezer and the fridge has froze a couple of times lately/is it on its way out or just the stat?

    By kendo - congleton - 27 November 2014

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      In order for us to answer your question please provide us with the make, model of your appliance. For further help visit: How to diagnose a fault with a frost free fridge freezer

      By Chris eSpares Staff - 28 November 2014

  • 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

  • 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