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Old 09-07-2010, 12:19 AM   #1
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I'm trying to wire up the temp controller I purchased off ebay but no dice. Can't seem to sort out the wiring on this old fridge. If anyone could help I am in desperate need. Heres a few pictures to try and help out.




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Old 09-07-2010, 12:03 PM   #2
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Do you have a schematic of the fridge wiring? Usually there is a schematic on the back of the fridge.

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Old 09-07-2010, 02:16 PM   #3
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Unfortunately no. Was the first thing I looked for and couldnt find it. It's a Whirlpool Custom Series from as far as I can tell 1989.

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I am not going to be much help without a wiring schematic for the fridge. If you can find the model number you might be able to find schematic on appliance makers website or on the web. I had to do that on one of my fridges that i installed Love controller on.

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Old 09-07-2010, 07:59 PM   #5
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Looks like model # ET14JKXSW03

This site is where manuals and warranties are found, so maybe there is something that can help. If that is not the model or you can not find the model #, just use the closest one to it.

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/prod...rType=Consumer

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Old 09-07-2010, 08:23 PM   #6
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I wonder if you over thought this one? If you wired up a 120V receptacle then you could simply plug the refrigerator into that, set the refrigerator for the lowest temp, then let the thermostat turn it off and on. Wouldn't that have been easier? Of course, the light only works when the compressor is running.

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I wonder if you over thought this one? If you wired up a 120V receptacle then you could simply plug the refrigerator into that, set the refrigerator for the lowest temp, then let the thermostat turn it off and on. Wouldn't that have been easier? Of course, the light only works when the compressor is running.
+1 there. that would make things a LOT simpler.
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I wonder if you over thought this one? If you wired up a 120V receptacle then you could simply plug the refrigerator into that, set the refrigerator for the lowest temp, then let the thermostat turn it off and on. Wouldn't that have been easier? Of course, the light only works when the compressor is running.
Definately the case.
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Looks like model # ET14JKXSW03

This site is where manuals and warranties are found, so maybe there is something that can help. If that is not the model or you can not find the model #, just use the closest one to it.

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/prod...rType=Consumer
The model number is actually ET14JKXSN03, but looking through this it is identical to mine. I tried looking up a wiring diagram but it just took me to sites that sold them but you couldn't order one. Anyone have any advice?
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I've worked on those whirlpool fridges for years, and have plenty at my work to check out the wiring for you. I can't recall off the top of my head the wiring by color, but will take a look tomorrow and post back.

I can tell you right off that the plug dangling in the freezer is for an icemaker, and not relevant here.

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