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Old 09-20-2019, 07:21 PM
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Question Small basic fridge wiring schematic: Anyone have one?

My shop fridge just stopped working. On the smallish side, about 24"w x 60"h x 26"d, no icemaker, Whirlpool built around 5-2012.

Light works, fan and compressor do not. It just stopped working as evidenced by the warm beer I pulled out of it... Didn't hear the compressor complaining or anything.

I'd hate to junk it for the cost of a relay or something because it fits nice in my small office. I DO have a replacement a little bit larger that was given to me yesterday and I paid someone a Hamilton to clean it and it is like night and day cleaner now. But it is 4" wider and about 4" deeper which will impede upon access to the bathroom, not that it was handicapped-accessible to begin with...
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:18 PM
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If it is a self defrost, check for the defrost timer. It is usually a plastic squarish box either under or behind the fridge. If that stops working you can get frost or defrost or nothing. It's a plug and play type of thing. There is also a "Click" type over temp switch on the side of the compressor. Check that for continuity.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:51 PM
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Check the temp control knob. does it click when turned full cycle? I grabbed one in a dumpster dive and found the temp control knob wasn't turning the thermostat. grabbed it with some pliers, set it @ mid range and got 10yrs out of it before it rusted apart.
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If it is a self defrost, check for the defrost timer. It is usually a plastic squarish box either under or behind the fridge. If that stops working you can get frost or defrost or nothing.
A "handyman" friend of mine that works on this stuff gave the switch a turn and the compressor and fan powered on! He thinks he has a used switch for me in his storage unit. I'll probably get it from him today or tomorrow. He didn't have one in his pile of parts and toolbags filling the entire passenger side seat and footwell of his Ford Ranger regular cab. At least not one he could find...

To elaborate on the timer, this one is a geared unit rotating at a very slow speed. After one revolution (1 day?) the switch will shut off the compressor and fan then activate the defrost coil for a minute or so melting any accumulated ice off the evaporator. Then the cycle continues...
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