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    Step by step guide to removing an oven elementThis article will give advice in a orderd process to enable you to carry out the procedure and successfully complete the repair.

    Tools & Parts you will need for this repair
    Type recomended
    Torx T10 size
    Cross head/Philips
    Standard 8" type
    To protect whilst working on
    Additional comments
    long blade
    Magnetic tip type
    Insulated type
    Or use an old Bath Towel

    Step 1

    To replace the fridge thermostat, locate and remove the temperature adjustment knob and unscrew the nut holding the thermostat in position.

    Step 2

    Then, if the thermostat is in an assembly inside the fridge, remove the screws holding this to the fridge wall. Please note that many have a hidden fixing that will hold this cover in place; once all screws are removed, try moving the assembly slightly forward or backward to release and lift it off.

    Step 3

    Turn the cover over and remove any cover inside to access and disconnect the thermostat. It's a good idea to take a photo of the wiring before disconnecting, so that you have a reference when fitting the replacement thermostat.

    Step 4

    Follow the capillary from the thermostat body - if it runs to a cold plate or evaporator ensure that the fixing holding it in place is released. If it runs into a tube in the lining, gently pull the thermostat away from the fridge, which will draw this capillary out.

    Step 5

    To refit the new thermostat, start by placing the capillary back into the tube in the lining or reattaching to the evaporator in its original place.

    Step 6

    Reconnect the wiring, referring to the photo previously taken to ensure the correct connections.

    Step 7

    Refit the locating nut and knob and ensure all cables are pushed into their correct position in the cover.

    Step 8

    Finally, locate the cover onto any hidden fixings and screw into place.

    Step 9

    The fridge should be ready to reconnect and test.

    Expert tip:

    To prevent the wires slipping through the back when the element is disconected attatch clothes pegs to the wires

    * All information provided is a guide only. BuySpares accepts no liability for any problems occurred while attempting any advice shown. If in any doubt contact a qualified repair service.