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PartSelect Number PS1525674
Manufacturer Part Number 216731001
Manufactured by Frigidaire
Product Description

Defrost Thermostat Specifications

This is a temperature sensing mechanism. It can sense the rise in evaporator temperature during a defrost cycle and cycles the defrost heater off after all frost is melted from the coils.
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This part fixes the following symptoms:
Fridge too warm | Fridge too cold
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator, Freezer.
This part works with the following products:
Frigidaire, Kenmore, Electrolux, Kelvinator.
Part# 216731001 replaces these:
AP3964631, 1196314, 7216731001
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Ricky
February 19, 2018
I have a full fridge that i recently changed the gasket on. It looks like it has sealed really good. It just isn't cooling like it should and really never has. The lowest temp in the last week has been 44* and this morning just after the compressor kicked off, it was 52*. Is this something that a defrost timer can fix since it doesn't have a freezer portion, or do you think it is a larger issue?
For model number PLRU1778ES6
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Hi Ricky, Thank you for your question. If the refrigerator is not cooling, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the defrost timer, the control kit, the defrost thermostat, the filter-drier, the evaporator fan motor and the defrost heater. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Denni
March 19, 2018
My Frigidaire refrigerator is no longer cooling. A high temp alarm continuously rings and I'm not sure how to fix. The unit is less than a year old.
For model number FGRU19F6QF
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Hello Denni, Thank you for the question. The first thing to check is the Defrost Thermostat. The best way to do this is to remove the thermostat from the refrigerator so you can control the temperature of the sensor. You can let the sensor warm up to room temperature. With the sensor warmed up to room temperature the sensor should read approximately 6.2K Ohms at 68°F. With the thermistor submerged is a glass full of ice water, the sensor should be very close to 32°F which should read approximately 16.3K Ohms. If the values that you are getting are far off from these readings, then the sensor is bad and should be replaced. You can also check to make sure there are no air gaps in the rubber gasket on the door allowing warm air in.Make sure the fan motors are running and circulating air as well. Hope this helps!

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Jim
November 19, 2019
This model is a refrigerator only. Temperature reads 4 degrees c. What is the normal reading?
For model number E32AR75JPSO
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Hello Jim, thank you for your question. A refrigerator running properly should read at approximately 4 degrees celsius. I hope this helps!

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Robert
October 31, 2017
My fridge just keeps running, regardless of what the temperature setting is at.Starts freezing liquids, eggs and etc.Is the part I need a ps1525674? Does the fridge need to be worked on from the backside?
For model number FPRH19D7LF1
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Hello Robert, Thank you for contacting us. It sounds like it could be the run capacitor.This part helps the compressor kick on and off while maintaining a constant temperature.Sounds like the capacitor is not turning the compressor off.The capacitor is on the compressor and has to be accessed from the back. Hope this helps!

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Charlie
July 19, 2022
Just pulled the defrost thermostat to check resistance readings as described in the testing procedure and I found no continuity I’m surmising this means it is bad, is that correct. Also the compressor never seems to turn off, is there a similar check for the run capacitor?
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Hi Charlie, Thank you for your question. To test the defrost thermostat, set your multimeter to the Rx1 setting. and place each of the probes on a thermostat wire. When your thermostat is cold, it should produce a reading of zero on your multimeter. If it is warm, (you should get a reading anywhere from forty to ninety degrees Fahrenheit), then this test should produce a reading of infinity. If the results you receive from your test differ from the ones presented here, then you will need a replacement defrost thermostat. You can test the run capacitor with a multimeter. When you first test the capacitor, you should first get a reading of zero and then it will rise gradually. If it starts to rise the run capacitor is working normally. If the reading does not rise and stays at zero, the run capacitor will need to be replaced. The part number listed under your model number for the run capacitor is PS3408827. If you need help placing an order for these parts, customer service is open 7 days a week and anyone will be happy to assist you. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

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John
May 18, 2023
Where is the defrost thermostat located and how do I access it? Thanks!
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Hello John, thank you for reaching out. We have included an installation video to assist you with your repair. We hope this helps.

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Raymond
November 26, 2023
Temperature setting on 11 then after 10-15 minutes it drops to two
For model number FGRU19F6QFD
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Hi Raymond, Thank you for your question. If the refrigerator is not staying at the desired temperature, we would recommend checking the electronic control board and the temperature sensor. We hope this helps!

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Jean
April 8, 2024
Hello, I just ordered a defrost thermostat, but where exactly is it located in the fridge? Thank you very much for your reply.
For model number FPRU19F8RFF
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Hi Jean, thank you for getting in touch. The defrost thermostat you mentioned is located near the evaporator coils. We hope this information helps!

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Donald
12 days ago
The temp on the fridge displays a very high temp if the door is open for a second. After some time the temp will drop down to 38* but no lower. The fridge is an Electrolux Model EI32AR80QSF
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Hi Donald, thank you for the question. Based on our understanding of the issue, we would suggest you replacing the electronic control board, part number PS12717771. Good luck with your repair!

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Kelly
February 19, 2018
Back wall of freezer icing up, motor continuously running, frig not cold.Defrosted back wall, two days later already frosted back.
For model number FRS6KR5JSB0
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Hello Kelly, thank you for your question. There are a few parts you will want to test/replace. They are as follows: Defrost Thermostat Kit Part Number: 5303918214, HEATER-DEFROST Part Number: 242044113, and Evaporator Fan Motor Kit - 120V 60Hz Part Number: 5303918549. These parts defrost the coils behind the back panel in the freezer section. If the unit is collecting frost on the back wall of the freezer, one or more of these parts are probably the issue. I hope this helps!

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