The defrost bimetal (thermostat) needed to be replaced
Patricia S. • Lexington, KY • May 30, 2014
Appliance: Roper Refrigerator RT18AKXJW00
My Repair & Advice
Money is tight and the last time I called a repairman he charged me $162.00 to replace a switch on the door. I knew I could have done that myself so this time I found my model # and looked it up online.
I followed the directions I found online and manually defrosted my freezer. The website said that it could be 2 or 3 different things, but the most likely problem was the Defrost thermostat (Bimetal). I wasn't very confident or sure of myself so I went to Brown's Appliance and talked to a wonderfully helpful salesman there. He confirmed for me that it was indeed the clip-on thermostat (Bimetal) because it was popped up (instead of flush) (that was my most likely culprit anyway). It took about 10 minutes to take the freezer back apart once I received the part from AppliancePartsPros.com (arrived within a few days - shipped out the very next day) and my problem is fixed! It cost $24.99 w/ shipping as instead of $150.00 or more. Yay!!
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