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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.

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