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jager 02-05-2007 08:35 PM

Kenmore wiring problem
In an attempt to modify a dorm fridge to allow it to fit two cornies I disconected the wires coming from the temperator control box mounted on the inside of the fridge (little box with a dial on the front)

But I forgot which way the wires connected.

I looked at the electrical connections next to the compressor so I think the grey wire is the positive, but the temperature controller box doesn't list positive or negative just "C" and "L".

Does the plug with the "C" next to it get the yellow or grey wire? Or the plug with the "L"?

I know the green wire is the ground, so at least I got that covered.


Bernie Brewer 02-05-2007 09:24 PM

There will be no neutral. A thermostat is just a fancy switch. You don't have a hot & neutral there you have a hot & switched leg. It doesn't matter which way you hook them up. Cheers.

jager 02-05-2007 10:24 PM

Thank you a ton!!!:mug: :mug:

mcody2005 02-10-2007 02:43 AM

"C" probably goes to the compressor, and "L" is probably line voltage (hot), but as jager said, it's only a temperature controlled switch, so it dosent really matter

Beerrific 03-20-2007 03:12 AM

"C" also might mean common, it is common to the compressor and the light but I don't think it will matter.

I am in the process of modifying a Kenmore dorm fridge for lagering, probably going to add a thermostat.

Have you happened to read the voltage across those wires? (I think it is wall voltage..120V).

Monster Mash 03-20-2007 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by Beerrific
Have you happened to read the voltage across those wires? (I think it is wall voltage..120V).

You should not get voltage across the two wires, if you do then there is something wrong.

Beerrific 03-20-2007 06:00 PM

How could you not have voltage across them when not connected?

Monster Mash 03-20-2007 06:16 PM

If you are testing across one leg of power (black wire only) you will not read voltage. You need to test across the power and common wires.

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