Fridge Freezer Thermistor Removal Kit
Bosch Fridge FreezerKGV2604/01, KGV2620GB/02, KGV2604GB/06, KGV3104GB/01, KGV3120GB/01, KGV2604GB/01, KGV2620/01, KGV3104GB/02, KGV3120GB/03, KGV2604GB/02, KGV2620GB/01, KGV3104GB/03, KGV31420GB/01, KGV2604GB/04, KGV3104/06, KGV3104GB/04, KGV3604/05, KGV2604GB/05
Siemens Fridge FreezerKG31V04GB/03, KG31V04GB/04, KG31V04GB/06
|Alternate Part Number||491415, BSH491415, 100-BS-26748, 5031686762840|
Thermistors are small sensors that change their resistance value in reaction to heat and are widely used in modern appliances with electronic control allowing for more accurate control of the temperature set and thereby reducing the energy requirements in many cases. They are found commonly used in washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, fridge, freezers, fridge freezers and the odd oven or cooker although cooking products are no where near as common as the others.
Which is great, until they go wrong.
When they fail the electronic control will often get an error or reading from these sensors that it cannot understand so it goes into meltdown and will often error out or do some crazy things. It does that as the logic in the board often hasn't a clue what to do with the whacky readings it's getting.
They allow the electronic ccontroller to read the temperature as we said through change in resistance and this can either be in a negative way, so the resistance drops as the temperature rises or in a positive way, the resistance increases as the temperature rises.
Hence we have Positive or Negative Temperature Coefficient therefore the label on each of NTC or PTC. Most in the appliance indsutry appear to be the NTC type.
You can read a fuller explanation on thermistors in the article link given for fridges and freezer but the same general principals apply to all.
Please ensure you order the correct spare part for the model and often production run that you have.
If you get the wrong one it will not work.
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This is one of the most common areas where we see problems with thermistors and probably one of the most frequently misdiagnosed problems.
If your fridge has a display or electronic control in it then it's almost for sure to have thermistors being used as temperature sensors in it and, if your fridge, freezer or fridge freezer starts doing whacky things like random temperature fluctuations especially then the thermistor is the go-to default thing to look at.
Some are easy to change, some not so much but we can normally advise on that and, if you need more help in diagnosis or how to replace one, just ak in the forums.
Washing Machine Thermistors
Again, if your washing machine starts doing crazy things that make no sense it will often be a wiring problem on the thermistor or the thermistor that is at fault as the electronic controller gets information it cannot understand.
If you look in the fault code section of the site you will very often see, "Check wiring", that's to check that the connections are all good and secure as well as not covered in muck of some kind as, if they are then that can affect the resistance value that is being read and cause the machine to go banannas.
Tumble Dryer Sensors
These have not proven too commonplace until lately where we have seen an upsurge in the use of thermistors in tumble dryers. Same stuff happens with them on tumble dryers as with washing machines and refrigeration.
Again, not as common to go wrong but they can still give just as described above.
We expect to see more on these as ovens and cookers get more electronics stuffed in them but for the time being they are a rare issue.
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Component parts may vary in shape and size to the images shown as parts are model specific and subject top 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 some shelves and their components can, depending on the model, be used in different positions so please, take care when ordering and don't rely solely on images as, they pretty much all look the same!
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Bosch is a massive company that owns not only the Bosch brand but also both Neff and Siemens as well as operating what is known as regional or local brands such as Pitsos and Balay among others.
This means that from across Europe and beyond there are often many compatible or low-cost spare parts available for many functional items such as switches, heating elements, motor parts and so on.
Many parts for Bosch products can be expensive though.
Bosch Neff Siemens Spare Parts
Take care when ordering as almost all Bosch, Neff and Siemens products like almost all now will have multiple variants and our advice is as always that if you are not sure please ask us.
To find parts we will need the full model number or ENR number as it's sometimes noted as being but, usually, that's all we will need.
After you have that you should be able to find any Bosch spare parts we've already listed on that reference or, if not or you can't find what you're looking for please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
You can find out how to determine the information required for spare parts from this article on our support site and we will often need this information to look up spares with 100% certainty for you.
You will also quite often see spare parts used or indeed BSH Group spare parts fitted to other branded appliances as there can be crossovers.
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UK Whitegoods Limited
Unit 5/6 Bonnyton Industrial Estate, Munro Place, Kilmarnock, KA1 2NP