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Timer vs electronic mess
« on: January 05, 2013, 03:39:42 PM »
My refrigerator stopped defrosting and I checked the heater it was fine and the defrost terminator didn't look bad so I found out my ice box has electronic defrost. The ice box I had out back has the same control but it has a timer in it. I plugged it in and so far every things working. Got an ice tray in there that seems to be making some ice. That other ice box had a hole in the compressor. Has anybody swapped out a electronic defrost for a manual timer in these? If it don't defrost I plan on swappin out the terminator but if it defrosts ok I gonna just leave that older control in there. What do yall thank?
« Last Edit: January 05, 2013, 03:41:00 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Timer vs electronic mess
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 04:16:48 PM »
Model number?
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Re: Timer vs electronic mess
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 06:35:40 PM »
Workin on model number:

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Re: Timer vs electronic mess
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 06:45:39 PM »
On Whirlpools, you can replace the electronic control with a timer.  It won't be quite as efficient as stock but it will work fine.  I wouldn't do it on a customer's fridge,except temporarily until I get the right part, but I see no problem with it on your own fridge.

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Re: Timer vs electronic mess
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 07:16:18 PM »
Model is ET8GTMXKQ00

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Re: Timer vs electronic mess
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 07:45:39 PM »
So far so good.
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Re: Timer vs electronic mess
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 04:53:38 PM »
If the "extra wire" is brown, that's for the electronic defrost to sense when the Defrost Terminator opens...
(not needed with the mechanical Timer)
What's model number of the "old fridge"?
 
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Re: Timer vs electronic mess
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2013, 07:36:59 PM »
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Re: Timer vs electronic mess
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2013, 08:39:02 PM »
mechanical Defrost Timer 2183400
 
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