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Defrost Thermostat

Part Number: AP4374171
MFG Part Number: 297216600
Made by: Frigidaire
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This defrost thermostat is located in the freezer behind the back wall.

Genuine Frigidaire part. Frigidaire brands include Electrolux, Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Westinghouse, and others. See all items in Freezer Defrost Thermostat, Sensor and Refrigerator Defrost Thermostat, Sensor.
Electrolux also makes various appliance models for Sears / Kenmore

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Part Number 297216600 (AP4374171) replaces 216872200, 1483781, 216731000, 218673001, 218673008, 218969901, 218969902, 5304404743, 5404404743, AH2350702, EA2350702, PS2350702.

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Upright freezer would keep running and wouldn't defrost Wayne M. • Holland, MI • April 22, 2014
Appliance: Frigidaire Frigidaire/freezer LFFU1465DW4

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The temperature control (inside freezer) was bad Robert C. • Jay, OK • September 19, 2014
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How to Replace Defrost Thermostat #297216600

Step by step instructions on how to replace a Defrost Thermostat #297216600 for Freezer, Refrigerator made by Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Tappan, White Westinghouse, Electrolux, Kenmore. Note: This video is intended to give you the general idea of the part replacement procedure. Your appliance may differ depending on the manufacturer and model.


 

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on the front bottom of this freezer is a switch and when u plug the freezer in it beeps real loud and wont freeze the food is this due to the thermostst ? NOTE; THIS FREEZER IS IN THE GARAGE MODEL #LFFH2067DW1

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The sides of my freezer are now getting hot, it runs for long time and more often, and there is excessive water drain. Could this be the defrost thermostat causing it to be in the defrost mode too much?

Mike for Model Number FFU1152DW4

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Water drained on floor all day, food soft, evaporator output temp 20 degrees, evaporator fan runs, compressor runs, sides very warm, digital amp draw 0.6-0.7. Removed food, power off all night. Turned defrost timer until clicked and compressor shut down. AMP draw at this point 0.00. Timer motor audible. Waited for pressures to equalize, removed cover from evaporator, re-started cool cycle, compressor 0.7 amps, with back cover removed, evaporator coil (open) with digital instant read thermometer reads -2.1 degrees, freezer sides again quite warm to touch. Felt no heat near bottom of evaporator coil during defrost cycle. I would think heaters last >3 years, but perhaps defrost thermostat open circuit, so it can't heat? Thanks!

Joe Gemmill for Model Number FFU12F2HW6

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I have a Frigidaire Gallery series refrig. it stopped working due to freeze up , defrost didn't seem to be operating , I changed the defrost timer as it checked out to be defect, it worked for 3 days with no problem, and has returned to freeze up , I engaged the defrost mode , however it did not engage the heater , my question would be , should I replace the the defrost thermostat . the heater strip or both ? not sure

Paul C for Model Number FRS20ZSHB5

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My Kenmore Commercial frost free freezer has been running continually for the past several days. I have noticed that the food is starting to thaw slightly. It remains cold but not frozen. I have it set at 4 on the dial. I had this freezer repaired in 2012 and the mechanic put in a new sensor behind the inside back panel. Do you think that is the problem again?

Cady for Model Number 253.24452100

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Hi, I have the listed Kenmore freezer for more than 12 years. It has worked fine most of the time. Recently (over the past 3 months) it is displaying the following problem: intermittently it does not work. When this happens the freezer gets warm and whatever is stored starts to thaw. When I notice that this is the case I press the inside back panel and immediately the fan comes on and cold air blows and then eventually the motor starts up and everything works fine. The freezer will then work fine for several days and then the problem recurs. Sometimes I notice that the freezer is not working but the inside is cold and everything is still frozen. When I press the inside back wall nothing happens. I figure that it is in its defrost mode. Eventually the motor comes on again. I am thinking that at those times when the freezer does not come on it seems to be unable to come out of the defrost mode. I don't know if this is correct. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Bahadur for Model Number Kenmore Freezer: 253.9287213

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