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Fridge Thermostat

SKU: 481228238179 |
Manufacturer: Whirlpool

Normally delivered in 1 to 4 days

(Delivery from £1.95)

Availability: Available


Quick Overview

Thermostat used in models of fridge and fridge freezer as shown and as advised as can be used on makes and models not listed
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Thermostat used in models of fridge and fridge freezer as shown and as advised as can be used on makes and models not listed
850113201006 ARC1320
850113201007 ARC1320
850113261023 ARC1324
850113261024 ARC1324
850113261025 ARC1324
850113461000 WME1310W
853473601004 ARG736/A
853473601020 ARG736/A+/4
853473601021 ARG736/A+/4
853473601030 ARG736/A+/5
853473601031 ARG736/A+/5
853473601040 ARGR726
853473610011 ARG736/A/4
853473610012 ARG736/A/4
853491501006 ARG915
853491501007 ARG915
853497001437 ARG970/3
853497201416 ARG972/3
853497201417 ARG972/3
853497201421 ARG972/5
853497201422 ARG972/5
853497915423 ARG979/4
853497915424 ARG979/4
853937901006 ARL379/A
853937901007 ARL379-A
853971512006 KS3122AUU/A04
853971512007 KS3122AUU/A04
853971712005 KD6122AUU/A04
853971712021 KD6122AUU/A01
853971712022 KD6122AGUU/A01
853972601012 FR220APL7
853972601013 FR220APL7
853973012000 KS3122AUU/A05
853983301000 PRCI220A+
853983301001 PRCI220A+
853983701000 PRCIF220A+
853983701001 PRCIF220A+
853989415000 601.994.89
853989416000 201.994.91
853989496000 401.994.90
855011001512 KRI2212/A
855011001513 KRI2212/A
855041901000 KRIK2204/A+
855041901001 KRIK2204/A+
855043716000 KRA2510OPTIMA
855043716001 KRA2510OPTIMA
855043716002 KRA2510OPTIMA
855047001000 KRI11211/A+
855098616020 KRIK2203/A+
855098616021 KRIK2203/A+
855098616030 KRIK2203/A+-LH
855098616031 KRIK2203/A+-LH
855111001432 70123521
855111001433 701.235.21
855111016422 501.235.22
855111016423 501.235.22
851310901000 KRLB1210
853473601011 ARG736/A/4
853491501001 ARG915
853491501003 ARG915
853491501004 ARG915
853491501005 ARG915
853492601001 ARG926/3
853492601002 ARG926/3
853492601003 ARG926/3
853492601004 ARG926/3
853492601005 ARG926/3
853497001432 ARG970/3
853497001433 ARG970/3
853497001434 ARG970/3
853497001435 ARG970/3
853497001436 ARG970/3
853497122412 ARG971/3/LH
853497122413 ARG971/3/LH
853497122414 ARG971/3/LH
853497122417 ARG971/3/LH
853497122418 ARG971/3/LH
853497122419 ARG971/3/LH
853497201411 ARG972/3
853497201412 ARG972/3
853497201413 ARG972/3
853497201414 ARG972/3
853497201415 ARG972/3
853497201420 ARG972/5
853497915411 ARG979/3
853497915412 ARG979/3
853497915413 ARG979/3
853497915420 ARG979/4
853497915421 ARG979/4
853497915422 ARG979/4
853919101001 FIS-227
853919101003 FIS-227
853919101004 FIS-227
853919101005 FIS-227
853937715002 C211L
853937715004 C211L
853937715005 C211L
853937901001 ARL379/A
853937901002 ARL379/A
853937901003 ARL379/A
853937901004 ARL379/A
853937901005 ARL379/A
853971512001 KS3122AUU/A01
853971512003 KS3122AUU/A01
853971512004 KS3122AUU/A01
853971512005 KS3122AUU/A01
853971901001 FR220A
853971901010 FR220A/1
853971901011 FR220A/1
853971901021 FR220A7
853972601010 FR220APL7
855011001491 KRIK2200/ABK
855011001492 KRIK2200/ABK
855011001497 KRIK2200/ABK
855011001498 KRIK2200/ABK
855011001499 KRIK2200/ABK
855011001511 KRI2212/A
855011001516 KRI2212/A
855011001517 KRI2212/A
855011001518 KRI2212/A
855011001519 KRI2212/A
855011001531 KRIK2209/A/1
855011001539 KRIK2209/A/1
855011016447 KRIK2200/ABK
855098616002 KRIK2209/A-REFRIGERA
855111001423 94537210CBI607WIN
855111001425 94537210CBI607WIN
855111001430 701.235.21
855111001431 70123521
855111012426 A240A
855111012428 A240A
855111012429 A240A
855111012452 EN5415A/E02
855111012454 EN5415A/E02
855111016411 30016231
855111016413 30016231
855111016415 30016231
855111016420 501.235.22
855111016421 50123522

   Fridge & Freezer Thermostats

The thermostat in a fridge or freezer is the component that controls when the compressor (motor) of the fridge, freezer of fridge freezer cuts in and out on older models. It does this by having a phial, which looks like a thick piece of wire attached to the wall of the fridge or freezer or the evaporator that detects the temperature in that one spot and, the compressor is cut in and out based on that temperature.

Older analogue thermostats were generally very simple devices that simply have an on and off switch in them and often a live feed for any internal lighting. They are very simple devices. Due to that, when they go faulty, you will usually find that the fridge, fridge freezer or freezer will either not cool at all as the thermostat is not switching on or, it will just over-freeze as the thermostat remains closed and keeps the compressor running all the time.

A far more in-depth article on a fridge, fridge freezer and freezer thermostats is available from this link

Newer electronic control systems use what is known as a thermistor, which is essentially a small resistor that has a resistance value that responds to changes in temperature. Normally these are NTC (Negative Temperature Coefficient) type thermistors that have a resistance value that drops as the temperature rises.

These newer systems are more accurate but still do suffer from the occasional failure and the resistance readings have to be correct or the set temperature for the appliance will not be correct.

You can find out more about fridge and freezer thermistors in this article on the main website.

Before embarking on repairing your own fridge freezer we would suggest that you read our basic fridge and freezer fault finding guide and, if your fridge freezer is a frost free model please also see our guide to understanding frost free refrigeration as well as the companion article which you can find from this link.

  Can't Find The Thermostat You Need

Buying a thermostat for your fridge freezer can be challenging as we know well from picking through model numbers, serial numbers and other information. We have a huge expertise in tracking down thermostats or finding alternatives, sometimes even from only the info on the old thermostat.

We are here to help you and try to make it as simple as possible for you to buy a fridge freezer thermostat or any spare part but sometimes it's better to ask than to guess and we are here to help you. We would rather you asked us if you are not completely sure and we will give you free advice on how to get the best match at the lowest price, which we do completely for free.

Just get in touch with us about the  fridge, freezer or fridge freezer thermostat you need and we will come back to you as quickly as possible but do please use our contact page or email as a first resort as this allows us time to look up spare parts for you and find any low cost compatible fridge freezer spares as well, so you get the best options possible.


Component parts may vary in shape and size to the images shown as parts are model specific and subject to change or alteration at any time without notice. This spare part will only fit the models as described in the listing unless specifically advised otherwise by ourselves.

Also, note that most fridge and freezer thermostats and thermistors are very dependent on the model as well as often serial or product codes so please, take care when ordering and don't rely solely on images as they often look much the same or similar!



Spare parts help and support forums where you can get help and advice from us about parts for washing machines, cookers, dishwashers, fridge freezers and more

Spare Parts Help

We can assist you directly with identifying spare parts for your  appliance from our support help desk and you will also find lots of information to help you locating model numbers, product codes and more where you can even raise and track your own enquiry online

You can also email us on or use the live chat.

If you are unsure if a part will fit your  model or you want to confirm any details, just get in touch and we will do all we can to help you.


Appliance help and support forums where you can talk to actual domestic appliance engineers about washing machines, cookers, dishwashers, fridge freezers and more

Help From Experts

Get help from  repair experts in our forums, a totally free to use service we provide to all.

Talk to engineers that repair applainces and get support from there with diagnosing faults and repair advice.

To use this function simply login or regiter on the forum, select the forum for the appliance you need help with (for example, washing machine forum for a washing machine question), post your question and, if someone can help you they will do so.


Find a domestic appliance service engineer to repair your washing machine, dishwasher, cooker, oven, fridge or any other major domestic appliance

Get A Repair

Find a local approved service engineer to repair your  appliance with no charges to you for the use of this service.

Deal directly with the field service technicians that repair  appliances.


More help, advice and information on how you can repair your own washing machines, cookers, dishwashers, fridge freezers and more

More Repair Information To Help You

Find out more about how to repair your appliance and much more from the self help section of our website

We have a huge number of help articles that cover the most common issues and problems with most appliances that you can use to help diagnose the cause of many problems yourself



Whirlpool spare partsThe Whirlpool Corporation is the largest producer of domestic appliances in the world. Yet until the purchase recently if Indesit, was not an especially popular brand here in the UK.

However Whirlpool have made many appliances for other brands so you can find sure parts here used in other makes and models as well as Whirlpool. Nicely, it also means that there are often ways that you can get spare parts cheaper as Whirlpool spare parts tend to be some of the most expensive around, certainly in relation to the purchase price of the appliances.

And, for more on the Whirlpool brand and company please see this article on the site.

  Whirlpool Spare Parts

Like all, there can be multiple versions of any model and very often what Whirlpool call the 12NC number is absolutely essential in correctly identifying the spare parts used on many Whirlpool products. Some are of course very obvious and hard to go wrong with but if you are unclear at all or just need confirmation that a spare part will fit please ask us before ordering, we’re only too happy to assist.

After you have that you should be able to find any Whirlpool spare parts we've already listed or, if not or you can't find what you're looking for please contact us on or use the Helpdesk ticket system for assistance.

Please do not call as the guys on the ordering line will not be able to assist you fast enough, finding parts takes time, it's not something suited to doing over the phone. And, over the phone we can't send you images, parts blowouts or any other info which may well help you greatly be sure the part you're ordering is correct.

To find the information required for spare parts please see this article on the support site to see what you are looking for.


We are going to get any part/s you order to you as fast as we possibly can.

We use a variety of means to do that but we also give you, the customer, the choice of how fast you want the transit time to be as well as the features and convenience levels that suit you on delivery so, there are options. There is a lot of information here on how we do this and explanation of the choice you have as well as the impact of each in speed and cost as we are very open and transparent.

Orders placed outwith our normal business hours will not be shipped until the next working day and subject to stock availability. Please be aware that we show availability and that we do not display live stock levels online.

What we do is give an average here based on where parts are and typically take to ship as well as an average of transit times based on how people order parts so these can vary depending largely on the shipping method that we allow you to select depending on your own individual needs.

The estimated normal time that an item will take to reach you (excluding weekends and public holidays) is indicated on every listing at the top of the listing in orange with the truck next to it, an explanation of these is as follows:

1 to 6 Days: Normally a UK stock item and usually dispatched the same or next working day but some items may take a little longer depending on where the stock is.

1 to ** Days: Usually a UK/EU stocked item but may have a longer lead time, for clarification of the time please contact us before ordering and we will advise further if required.

* to ** Days: Variable lead times that are based on normal order supply times, often parts that do not have a “1 to“ at the start will ordinarily be factory or custom order items and we would ask that you please allow the time indicated for your order to arrive with you. Please note that these items are specially ordered upon request that is not normally stocked therefore cannot be ordinarily returned, this does not affect your statutory rights.

Again, please note that your chosen delivery method may affect the delivery time to both shorten and lengthen that delivery time and that these estimates apply to UK mainland orders only. The faster delivery method that you choose, the lower on that estimated delivery time you will likely receive the items ordered.

If you need clarification or a more accurate lead time please contact us for assistance on that and we will do our utmost to provide that as our estimated lead times are based on normal stock availability, average lead times, average shipping times and this can vary depending on shipping methods etc.

Our standard delivery charges are quoted online when you place an order on the checkout page and are determined by weight, size and method so can alter based on those parameters.

Our estimated delivery times do not apply to international or offshore orders, only to UK mainland addresses and that delivery times to more rural areas may vary depending on the service used.

Delivery times can vary at times of very high volumes, such as Christmas period and also due to bad weather etc and at such times deliveries, regardless of service used, may not happen as normal.

  Order Transit Times

If the item you have ordered is in stock and the order is placed before 3.00pm Monday to Friday then we will endeavour to dispatch the order on the same day. Subsequent delivery times are usually between 1-3 working days dependant on the service you have chosen, the time your order is placed and stock availability.

If an item is required for a guaranteed next day delivery please contact us in advance to check that this is possible

Please note that the times given can be subject to availability, however, more than 98% of all orders are delivered on or faster than the estimated times.

Economy courier Service

Delivery by HermesOrders placed before 3pm on working days will normally dispatch within 24 hours depending on stock availability.

Most orders are expected to reach UK postcodes in 1-4 business days from dispatch using this service.

Premium Delivery

Delivery by premium DPD serviceYour order will receive priority handling, packing and be normally be delivered the next working day after dispatch using DPD where you also have the ability to change the delivery address with DPD (may cause delay), times and so on, services that are not available on other carrier options.

This option does get the items to you as fast as we can possibly make that happen within the confines of where stock is held etc.

Please note that on large or bulky items this may be the only option available due to restrictions on other services on both sizes and weights.

Standard Royal Mail Service

Royal Mail deliver serviceOrders placed before 3pm on working days will normally dispatch within 24 hours depending on stock availability.

Most orders are expected to reach UK postcodes in 1-15 business days from dispatch.

* Royal Mail postal service - This is not a guaranteed next day service, Royal Mail aim to deliver 85% of 1st Class mail items the next working day after posting but this can take longer. Economy services are slower than this and can take several working days to arrive.

Whilst we have tried our best to cover most common questions here, there are some product and location specific exceptions which may also result in additional charges. If this is the case then a member of our sales team will contact you to discuss the various options before the item is dispatched.

Should you have any delivery queries, please contact a member of our team on

Please do not arrange to have a tradesman on site until after your goods have arrived and you have checked them (We will not pay your tradesman's costs in the event that the item is damaged in transit or not suitable for any reason).

The products you order will be delivered by one of our contracted couriers: Royal Mail, Hermes or DPD/Interlink Express. When the item is dispatched you will receive an email with additional delivery information where available.


Returns can be sent back to us and we want to make this as easy as possible for you but please follow the instructions here to ensure your requirements are dealt with quickly and efficiently.

Please contact us on should you wish to return any item.

Please disclose the reason for returning the item along with details of your order number.

It is important that you do not damage or deface the original packaging of any of the products being returned as this may affect our ability to provide any refund.

Please do not return items without first contacting us and receiving instruction on the returns address as this can vary depending on the item(s) being returned. Failure to do so may result in delay or loss which you may be responsible for.

  Paypal Returns Free

If you paid by Paypal and you have enabled Paypal's "Return Shipping on Us" service then you will be able to claim any return shipping costs from Paypal, including for many international orders. For more information on this service please refer to the Paypal website.



Please contact us on within 24 hours of delivery to report any damage.

To deal with damages quickly please send us a brief description of the damage and include a photograph where possible as this will speed the process up considerably.

  Return of Faulty Goods

You should open all boxes carefully and thoroughly check the goods for damage on the day of delivery and notify us of any damage within 24 hours of the delivery. If we are not notified of damage within 24 hours we are unable to claim from either the manufacturer or the carrier and you may be liable and unable to claim for damage.

If a product is faulty you can return it to UK Whitegoods for an exchange or refund.

Returned items are always inspected and tested, please note that should we determine that the product is not faulty you may not receive a refund for that item and you may be charged any delivery and collection costs we incur.

  Return of Non-Faulty Goods

At UK Whitegoods we are determined to go to every length to ensure that you are a happy customer. If however, the event arises that you wish to cancel your order, then you may do so in accordance with the provisions below.

You can cancel your contract before delivery, and up to 14 days after delivery. To do this, please email us or raise a support ticket, you cannot do this on the phone or live chat.

It will speed up the returns process if you can also provide a brief explanation of your reason for cancellation and order number. We will refund your money, excluding postage charges, within 14 days of receiving the item(s) back.

Any returns must be received by us within fourteen days of instruction or authorisation to return the item(s).

If you cancel, you must return the goods to us at your own expense. You are responsible for the risk of loss or damage when you return goods, so you should take out enough postal insurance to cover their value.

It is recommended that - for your own protection - you should send the products back to UK Whitegoods per our instructions using recorded delivery so you have proof of delivery. Additionally, it is the customer's responsibility to take reasonable care of the goods during the cancellation period and we would, therefore, recommended the product(s) are returned with the original packaging in good condition to avoid the products being damaged on the return journey.

If you fail to take reasonable care of the goods before they are returned to us, and this results in damage or deterioration, we will charge you for the reduction in value or the return may not be authorised.

If you wish to make a return please note that we cannot accept returns if:

  • The products have been used, personalised or customised in any way.
  • The products have been fitted for fault finding purposes, we will deem it to have been used.
  • The product/s were custom special order only items.

Additional Information

Further Description Type: A13 0704

Can be used as an alternative to Ranco K59L1229/500 or Atea A130704H
Alternate Part Number WPL481228238171, WPL481228238179, WPLC00312541, 5045172228864, WHP481228238179, 42342, 481227128195, 00152686, 481228238179
EAN Number No
Manufacturer Whirlpool
Genuine Part Yes