Part Location Diagram of WP2204605 Whirlpool Temperature Control Thermostat
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Temperature Control Thermostat

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PartSelect Number PS11739602
Manufacturer Part Number WP2204605
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Temperature Control Thermostat Specifications

This part cycles on and off regularly to keep your refrigerator cold.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Fridge too warm | Will Not Start | Freezer section too warm | Fridge and Freezer are too warm
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Roper, Kenmore, Estate.
Part# WP2204605 replaces these:
AP6006527, 2204605, 2221666, 2225460, WP2204605VP
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Faulty thermostat
My refrigerator is approximately seven years old (date of manufacture: 2001). I had come home twice in the last month to find that it had not been running for several hours (ice melted, milk spoiled, etc.) but it would start running again if I twisted the thermostat knob. So, I ordered a new thermostat. First I removed the 1/4" hex screw that held the plastic thermostat housing in place (it screws up into the top of the refrigerator compartment). Then I removed the plastic thermostat knob and slid the old thermostat out of the housing. I then disconnected the wires one-by-one from the old thermostat and connected them to the new one so I could be certain they were all connected correctly. Finally, I pulled the plastic sheathing off the old sensor wire, slid it onto the new one and popped the wire back into place. Slide the thermostat back into the housing, screw the housing back into the top of the refrigerator compartment, replace the plastic thermostat knob, and the job is done.
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  • Aaron from Houston, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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not cooling unless tapped on
Removed 1/4 screw from housing to access thermostat. removed plastic tubing and three wires, reassembled and it works fine.
Repair took 12 minutes
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  • Rich from Clyde, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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refridgerator kept shutting off had to bang on it to start it again
If I can do it anyone can. I'm a woman who is alittle handy around the house but if
i don't do it know one will.It was easy and only took about 10 minutes, 3 wires plugged into it and thats it.
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  • Ginger from Margate, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
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Freezer would not maintain cold temperature.
First, pulled knob off ot thermostat. Then, lowered control panel housing thermostat by unscrewing one screw. Removed old thermostat after taking off three wires. Replaced with new thermostat, secured wires, and screwed control panel to top of refrigerator. That's all it took. Challenge was finding the nut driver to loosen screw.
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  • Thomas from Waleska, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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refrigerator not always cooling
After discovering I could give the thermostat box a rap with my hand and get it to start the fridge I got online at your site and found others were doing the same, before replacing the thermostat. I ordered the part from you and received it the next day! I used a long neck nut driver to remove the one screw holding the thermo box in place and pliers to unplug the three wires on the thermo unit. After removing the control knob it slides right out. I unwound the temp sensor wire and tried to shape it like the old one before installing(making this sensor fit like the old one takes a little juggling). Then hooked the wires on the new unit that you sent and the fridge started working again flawlessly. Big savings!
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  • James from East Greenwich, RI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
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Refigerator
Took part out of box..Took old part off and installed new part .. Plugged in Refrigerator.. so far is operating great performance..Thank you for shipping in record time..you made this sitution painless ..will definitely recommend to all my friends to shop with PartSelect first ..
Thank you so much.. It was one of the hottest day of this summer and for my Refigerator to go was a horrible thought.. with your shipping and reciveing this part was a perfect ending to a bad day...
Gina Hayden
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  • Gina L from Farmington, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Intermittent performance, then Frig. quit completely.
Hesitated for a month.
Bought part most likely to have failed.
Almost instant delivery (as always).
Put in part in 15 minutes (including taking cover off).
Turn frig. on. First nothing, then in a few minutes it cranks up -- oh, how beautiful. It's been working perfectly ever since.
Thanks for being great help!
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  • Phillip from Huntington Beach, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
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Stopped cooling
Repair man that looked at it said it was the thermostat and that he would order the part. Waited two weeks with no word, so I ordered the part on line, got it the next day and installed it. The only hard part of the installation was getting to the three screws (located vertically in top of refrigerator section) to remove them. Simple three wire clip on changed unit. Total time took about 5 minutes. Refrigerator started cooling when plugged back in. Unfortunately, cooling again stopped within a day, so the original problem was more extensive than just the thermostat (so much for the service call diagnosis). Thoroughly pleased with part ordering, would do it again.
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  • Joseph from Pacific, MO
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Refrigerator would not cycle on or off
Unplug pwr cord ..then chk voltage on refrigerator...go inside refrigerator to upper unit where light is and lower unit dwn bye removing the screw then look for thermostat it's right inside ..remove to 3 wires then install new thermostat the same way....plug unit in to power rotate thermostat cooling setting and listen for compressor to tune on. If all goes well the refrigerator should cycle. ....if not change out control board. Good luck and have fun.
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  • Bob from LUDLOW, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
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Motor on ? off
Easy
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  • gary from SPRING, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Wrench (Adjustable)
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Darrell
January 10, 2018
How much of the tubing do i leave on over the sensor fridge # et1mhkxmt00 temperature control sensor 2204605
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Hi Darrell, Thank you for your question. There is a video on our website that you can reference on how to install the thermostat. The refrigerator in the video may not show exactly like the one you have, but it will give you a general idea on how to install the part. You will find the video under part number PS470790. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Richard
March 4, 2019
Have to turn the temp control thermostat knob back to 0 then turn back to 4 , then ref will start turning cold again.
For model number TT18HPXLQ01
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Hello Richard, we would suggest replacing the Temperature Control Thermostat if it is not functioning properly. Hope this helps!

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Larry
July 8, 2019
Where is the temperature control thermostat located on this refrigerator.
For model number ET1MTKXKQ01
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Hello Larry, thank you for your question. The temperature control thermostat, PartSelect Number: PS11739602, for that unit is on the ceiling of the fridge behind the control knob where you set the temperature in the fridge. I hope this helps.

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Angel Rodriguez Elias Jr
October 3, 2017
Mod. # tt21akxkq06 part#wp2204605 how you know if it is damaged or is not working by looking at it because what i'm looking at where the wires connect to it...doesn't look like is burnt?
For model number 4692853238
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Hi Angel, Thank you for your inquiry. To verify if this part is faulty you will need to test it with an ohms/multimeter. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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David
March 26, 2020
Hi. Refrigerator fan is working constantly but freezer and fridge are too warm. Freezer is not freezing anything and refrigerator is warm. Will this part fix my problem?
For model number ET1MHKXMQ07
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Hello David, Thank you for the question. We suggest testing the Temperature Control Thermostat, the Capacitor and Start-Device Combination on the compressor with a multi meter to check for continuity. We hope this helps.

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Charles
October 14, 2022
The refrigerator is cooling and will run for what seems a normal period of time. When it shuts off, after about 5 to 10 seconds it will turn on again. After turning on, it will run for about 10 to 15 seconds and then shut off. It will cycle like this for 10 or more minutes before finally turning off and staying off for a normal period of time. Is this the temperature thermostat?
For model number ET1MHKXMT06
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Hello Charles, thank you for your question. Yes, the Thermostat PS11739602 you had chosen may be the issue and is compatible with your model. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Christopher
July 25, 2023
HELLO This refrigerator freezer build ice on the bottom of drain pan inside the freezer I check the drain and it is fine also I did replace defrost timer and defrost thermostat and end up with same outcome. right now Im not sure why it is happening I would really appreciate your advise on this problem
For model number RT21AKXKQ03
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Hi Christopher, thank you for the question. Since you have already replaced the defrost timer and the thermostat and that does not resolve the problem, we would recommend checking the defrost heater, part number PS11740357, to solve the issue. It melts frost from the evaporator fins during the automatic defrost cycle. We hope this helps, good luck with this repair!

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