Part Location Diagram of R0131454 Whirlpool Defrost Thermostat Kit
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Defrost Thermostat Kit

$95.31
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PartSelect Number PS2166908
Manufacturer Part Number R0131454
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Defrost Thermostat Kit Specifications

The thermostat will sense the temperature increase in the evaporator during the defrost cycle and will cycle the defrost heater off after the ice or frost is melted.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Fridge too warm
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Amana, Kenmore.
Part# R0131454 replaces these:
AP4247331, 916257, R0131454
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Evaporator Kept Icing Up , Not Getting Cold Fridge Side
Had to take everything out of freezer including shelves. Removed lower back panel to expose evap. Assm. And thermostat. Defrosted evap using a handheld blower drier while using a shop vac to suck out the melting water from the evaporator tray while melting. Installed the thermostat utilizing color coded wires and did a test run. Worked perfectly after that.
Other Parts Used:
Ice Bucket Defrost Heater
  • MICHAEL from WILLIAMSBURG, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Fridge side wasn't cooling and the Freezer was icing not letting air from the bottom going to the fridge side.
First I unpluged, open the back right side, and I put a sponge to get the water that was melting from the unit, at front took the ice bucket off, pull the three shelvings and the lower drawer off too, unscrew three little nutscrews (1/4) from the middle and two from the bottom, pull the cover sideways and you can see the Thermostat on the left side top of the coils, just unplug one and cut the other, for the heater evaporator, there two clips holding it, pull the clips off and replace the unit, put everything back together and believe me will work, after two hours you can see the difference, I call many places for the repair i was gonna get charge $90.00 for the check, another $90.00 per hour plus parts, I just spend less than $70.00 Thank guys.
Other Parts Used:
Defrost Heater
  • Sergio from Brookfield, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
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freezer would not defrost
First I removed shelving from freezer, removed five screws, pulled out vent, replaced the thermostat and heater evaporator., replaced screws and venting, checked the next morning to make sure refrigerator was working., works great, easiest repair I have ever done.
Other Parts Used:
Defrost Heater
  • Catheran from Lafayette, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Freezer wouldn't defrost
Freezer kept freezing over so the fridge wouldn't get cold air. Easy fix. Pulled all the shelves out first. Then took out the screws on the back wall of freezer. Removed the bottom panel only to expose the thermostat. Cut the wires and spliced them together to the color coded wires on the new one I purchased. My 4 year old could have done this. They supplied the wire nuts too!! Clipped it back on tied all the wires back together with zip tie and put the covers, screws and shelves back in. Works perfect. Was quoted $200 to do this job. Wish they were all this easy. Thanks PartSelect!!
Other Parts Used:
  • Michael from Hudson, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
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Our refrigerator would lose its cool.
I found that the evaperator coil was freezing up solid, not allowing air flow. Something was wrong in the defrost circuit. After troubleshooting, I found that the defrost timer was okay, as well as the fan. The only thing left was the temperature switch (thermostat). I found the part online for a reasonable price and ordered it. The part actually came the next day, I was amazed. I removed the old part by cutting the wires. Then I snapped in the new thermostat and crimped the wires back together (color-matched). It was that easy and I saved myself hundreds of dollars. Great service!
Other Parts Used:
  • Toby from Barstow, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Frezzer kept freexing up, and auto defrost would not work. Fan running, compressor not turing on, fridge warm.
Removed all the food from the freezer. Removed 5 screws that hold the back cover on and removed the cover. Melted the build up of ice that was present on the coils and other components behind the cover. I was sure to keep a towel under the fridge as the drip tray was sure to over fill. With the fridge unplugged, cut the wires from the thermostat. On the wiring side, not the thermostat side, shorted the wires I just cut together and plugged in the fridge. The defrost heater turned on. This told me that it was indeed the termostat and not the timer. Replaced the thermostat and it has been runing ever since.
Other Parts Used:
  • Barry from Pottstown, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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JOSE
September 29, 2021
IM LOOKING FOR THIS SAME PART FOR A KITCHENAID. THE #S FOR THE ONE I REMOVED ARE T-O-D37TV31 31659 L140-30F 197D5744P002
For model number KBFS20EVMS11
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Hello Jose, Thank you for the question. The TOD37TV31 is the same as PartSelect Number PS11742470. If you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Michael
May 1, 2023
If this thermostat is bad, would it cause the evaporator coil to freeze?
For model number ARS2667BW
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Hello Michael, thank you for reaching out. Yes, a bad defrost thermostat will cause the evaporator coil to freeze up. We hope this is what you were looking for!

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Model Cross Reference
This part works with the following models:
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Manufacturer Part Number: R0131454
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