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363.8654412 Kenmore Refrigerator - Defrost Thermostats

Red_Lion

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Model Number
363.8654412
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Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
All,
This is a top freezer model (some sites show it as a side-by-side). It is probably made by GE and definitely over 30 years old. It has two defrost thermostats (t-stats).
Each has a different part number/temperature range and I believe they were replacements:
WR50X129 (L50-30F) and WR50X130 (L63-35F)

The parts list states the original numbers were WR50X0105 AND WR50X0110. Temp ranges unknown. Both original part numbers are superseded by WR50X60 (L60-20F). The part numbers for the t-stats in there now have not been superseded. I'm not sure if I should go with what's already in there or replace with the superseded part number? Sears serviced it several times in the 1990s, including replacing the t-stats and defrost timer. It always cooled poorly. I suppose not seeing any posts regarding this model confirms that. At least it's been relegated as the basement/secondary fridge.

Anyway, it's not defrosting and I noticed the plastic (Bakelite?) tops of the thermostats are cracked/bulging/disintegrating. Didn't test the defrost heater yet or the defrost timer. Will do that at the next manual defrost. I appreciate the help.
 

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jeff1

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Hi,

I found:

The manufacturer has replaced part number WR50X10 with this item, number WR50X60
The manufacturer has replaced part number WR50X11 with this item, number WR50X60
GE a lot of times drops the 0's.

Defrost-Thermostat-WR50X60-00556000.jpg
LINK> This is the one to use - Defrost Thermostat

jeff sr.
 
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