Ranco Fridge Thermostat With Defrost Button
Typically this thermostat would be used for under counter fridges that have an ice box or freezer compartment inside the actual fridge itself. It is a universal thermostat an you will be able to use this thermostat on most such fridges.
Some technical knowledge or skill is sometimes needed to substitute this thermostat for the original.
Supplied with various fittings.
|Further Description||2 contacts 6A 250V
capillary 1200 mm
COLD -25°C - WARM -4°C
with defrosting button
D-shaped pin ø 6x4.6 mm
|Alternate Part Number||VP4, QUARANVP4, WPL481981729176, FRGVP4, 5031681598178, 5031689221825, K60 P1013|
|Manufacturer||Low Cost Spare Parts|
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.
IMAGES AND SIZES ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY
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!
Technical And Fault Help
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Low cost compatible spare parts are not generic spare parts, they are quite different and fall into several different categories. This means that with some, care must be taken to ensure you get the most appropriate replacement part to suit you.
The most common that we use here is the exact same part as the manufacturer used only from a different source. Most commonly this is as the brand that has its name on the front of the appliance you own will almost certainly not have made all the components themselves so, with a bit of clever sourcing, you can often get exactly the same part but cheaper from elsewhere, even from another manufacturer just using a different part number.
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The savings to be made in some cases are very substantial, in others, it may less and with some not be worth the bother and normally if this is the case we don't even list the compatible.
Another reason for a compatible part being available is more tricky, a part that has been produced specifically as a replica as it is a common or popular part. The simple truth is, some of these are good and some bad with some of the bad ones being extremely cheap indeed but, not very good almost in equal measure.
We do try to weed out these parts, the ones that really aren't worth buying if you ask us and not even list them but for a few, we have for some basic reasons.
The primary one is that people get the idea when they see parts that cheap on certain auction sites and suchlike that these are a bargain and, they are, just not a good one as the part is liable to fail again, often quickly. Sellers on many sites don't care about this, we do so we will tell you not to buy these parts, we will sell them but we are happy to tell you it's a bad idea and why.
If there's no warning about the quality then it means that we have not had any issues with this particular replacement, even if it's not from exactly the same source.
Obsolete Spare Parts
Another common reason for using compatible parts is that the original is no longer available and an alternative may be the only option available or, a universal spare part.
We are confident on the parts we sell like this as we have a simple yardstick to judge them by that many do not or cannot, we're field service engineers, if we wouldn't fit it then we don't expect our customers to fit them either if the replacement part is inferior.
For help with fault finding, diagnostics, fault codes and other technical assistance please use our forums where you can get help and advice from field technicians totally free.
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We can assist you directly with identifying spare parts for your appliance from our support help desk via email and you will also find lots of information to help you locating model numbers, product codes and more across many pages on the site. And advice on how to find compatible and alternative parts.
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We aim to answer you quickly, normally during the week the longest you will weait for a response is an hour at most but, often we're answering you in minutes.
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Unit 5/6 Bonnyton Industrial Estate, Munro Place, Kilmarnock, KA1 2NP