Model #FRT18H6CSB2 FRIGIDAIRE Top-Mount Refrigerator

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how do i change the defrost thermostat FRT18H6CSB2 Frigidaire Refrigerator


Thank you for choosing and being a valued member. I can certainly assist you in locating the instructions to replace the thermostat in your refrigerator. 

I found a video that will walk you through the repair. If you do not feel comfortable installing this part yourself, service can be scheduled atSears Home Services.

To replace the timer, drop the control housing in the refrigerator section to access the timer. With the housing down you will be able to see the timer. Disconnect the harness connector, remove the timer and replace it with #215846602. To remove the element and defrost thermostat, the back cover panel in the freezer will have to be removed. With the panel removed, you will see the evaporator. The thermostat will be mounted to it, at the top right and the element is mounted directly under it. Disconnect the 2 wires on both the thermostat and element and you can remove them. The new element # 5303918208 and thermostat # 5303918202 should fit back, exactly like the original parts.

You can also visit for parts, diagrams, and repair information.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Thank you for your question. Have a great day.


SAFETY NOTICE: Be sure to disconnect power to the appliance before performing any repairs. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks that might be recommended, please contact your local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
July 30, 2015

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