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Refrigerator Defrost Bi-Metal 2161331


Part #2161331

Replaced by #WPW10225581
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This part replaces 2161331. Substitute parts can look different from the original.
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Helpful DIY instructions: Installation guide.

This defrost bi-metal thermostat (part number WPW10225581) is for refrigerators.

Defrost bi-metal thermostat WPW10225581 protects the evaporator from overheating during the defrost cycle.

Safely store any food that could deteriorate while the power is off. Unplug the refrigerator before installing this part. Wear work gloves to protect your hands.


1-8 of 16 reviews
St. Louis, MOReviews 1Votes 0
• 1 year ago
George• 1 year ago
Fixed itself

Apparently the presence of the part caused the to cease malfunctioning. I have it in a drawer, in case the refrigerator needs a reminder.

Response from Sears PartsDirect:
CS offline • 1 year ago

Dear George, Thank you so much for your 5-star rating! We are happy to see that you had a great experience. Thank you for your business!

Larry 48
Buna TXReviews 1Votes 0
• 1 year ago
Larry 48• 1 year ago
Easy to install

I was going to buy a new fridge. After utubing found the bimetal defrost thermostat bad. Order exactly the same part from Sears parts and replacement was made. After 31 yrs te spare fridge is back to working.

Response from Sears PartsDirect:
Offline • 1 year ago

Thank you so much for your 5-star rating! We are happy to see that you had a great experience. Thank you for your business!

Mike D
Taylor PAReviews 1Votes 0
• 1 year ago
Mike D• 1 year ago
Very easy installation.

I installed a new thermostat in my Kenmore refrigerator it was very easy and it works great part was exactly what I needed.

Hanover, PAReviews 1Votes 0
• 1 year ago
Nickc217• 1 year ago
Fixed my problem

Fridge was freezing up every few days. Replaced it and everything working okay now. Better than spending the $ calling a service repair person.

New OrleansReviews 1Votes 0
• 1 year ago
panama• 1 year ago
Installing is easy

Disconnect power supply from unit, remove all shelves and storage bin, now remove hangers inboard side of freezer and bin guild, now remove metal cover to replace bi metal switch use blow dryer to melt ice bill up so defrost unit can over

Penn Valley, CAReviews 1Votes 0
• 1 year ago
Charles• 1 year ago
Easy to replace took 45 minutes

Quick and easy but did not fix my problem. But worth the investment.

Aiken SCReviews 1Votes 0
• 1 year ago
Lyn58• 1 year ago
I had no problem installing the part

It was fast & easy to install the part& it was the answer to the problem

Response from Sears PartsDirect:
sm • 1 year ago

Hello. We are so glad to hear you had a positive experience with Sears!! We greatly appreciate your feedback. Thank you for choosing Sears!

Tom 2019
Centreville VAReviews 1Votes 0
• 3 years ago
Tom 2019• 3 years ago
Very easy to install and very easy to find part.

Easy to install and ordering was easy. Recommend this parts direct.

1-8 of 16 reviews