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Hello, it's not always easy to replace the thermostat - you'll find it out how easy/hard when you try to extract the sensor.When you say that the compressor was making the right noises, was it running a normal amount of time, or running for more time than when everything was working correctly?
OK. That does indeed suggest a thermostat fault.It's notoriously difficult to obtain diagrams and/or instructions for the thermostat installation - it's an infrequent task and, to be frank, of the times I've done it there has only been once where the appliance was back to new performance. A 10 year-old fridge freezer is getting to the end of its life - this is the age we live in, unfortunately.
I understand. I would attempt it on my own f/f too ;-)I confess I don't have any hands-on knowledge of this particular model, but I think your own intuition is going serve you well.The only tip I can offer is to look for anything that might conceal a screw - any label, or plastic cap. They can be hidden, but there are times when I've had to use brute force and ignorance, and glue things back afterwards. If you tug on the cover, you can generally feel where it's being retained.If you prefer, I can opt out of this topic and see if one of the other appliance engineers has personal knowledge if this model and can pick this up.