I have an Indesit fridge that is far to cold. I am assuming the thermostat
is not working correctly and have ordered a new one. It has suddenly dawned
on me that it might not be a simple job to do. Has anyone changed a
thermostat and is it straightforward to do ?
Yes, I have changed one - but how difficult probably varies greatly from
make and model to make and model.
Typically, it is just a switch block with push-on connectors and a long
thin brass tube with maybe a short section of thicker brass tube on the
The electrickery bit is easy if the new switch block is identical - just
put the connectors on the equivalent tags.
One tricky bit can be routing the new brass tube along the path of the
old one - so the end of it goes where the end of the old one used to. It
is the end of the tube that senses the temperature. You can only bend,
or worse, re-bend, the tube so much before it gets damaged.
The fridge I have at the moment (must be 15+ years old) has two brass
tubes - the original and the replacement I fitted. It would have been so
difficult removing the old one, I just drilled a couple of new holes in
the fridge body (well, melted them with a quick push of a hot soldering
iron) and ran the new brass tube through those so that it ended up at
the same place. Then filled up the space around the pipe, where it went
through the holes, with some expanded polystyrene jammed in and trimmed
off. Works fine.
My fridge froze but it turned out to be that the the wire into the frost
compartment at the top of the fridge that must maintain the freezer
temprature control had dropped out of the freezer compartment and dropped
into the fridge itself .
Thus the fridge was pemanantly on and froze up all the time.
i pushed the wire up into the freezer compartment and now all is well.
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