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Re: Need some guidance with a KitchenAid Wine Cellar running very cold!!
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2010, 03:29:33 PM »
I checked both thermostats.  Both are reflecting less than 1 ohm so i guess their both closed?

I hope someone can shed some light on this.

Thermostat with temp adjustment knob in front of unit: part# 4344859
Thermostat in the rear of the unit:      part # 4344863

I attached a diagram of the unit for review....

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Re: Need some guidance with a KitchenAid Wine Cellar running very cold!!
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2010, 04:01:08 PM »
#15 4344859 is the cycling thermostat that should be control the inside temperature.
 
I see part # 4344863 on page 5, illustration #32, but not sure just what it is doing off hand.


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Re: Need some guidance with a KitchenAid Wine Cellar running very cold!!
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2010, 06:02:38 PM »
AJ,

#32, part # 4344863 thermostat runs what looks like the only sensor inside.  It's copper and wrapped...

#15 part # 4344859 has a copper wrapped wire as well but it runs back and up somewhere.  I took off the backing and tore through some insulation but couldn't find it.  I do not know where this one leads....

But both are showing less than 1 ohm tested

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Re: Need some guidance with a KitchenAid Wine Cellar running very cold!!
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2010, 10:38:28 AM »
Just spoke with the technician who was coming out.  Turns out he doesn't have to as we discussed this issue about the temperature.

He stated that it is 99% the case that the thermostat part 4344859 needs to be replaced.

Part ordered and looking forward to it coming in..

Will post the end result.

thanks John

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Re: Need some guidance with a KitchenAid Wine Cellar running very cold!!
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2010, 10:44:31 AM »
Thanks for the update, please do keep us posted.  O0
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Re: Need some guidance with a KitchenAid Wine Cellar running very cold!!
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2010, 10:39:53 PM »
Have you tried to look into new wine cellars? it might be not that expensive, and considering so much hassles you have to go through to find the right parts, it could be worthwhile buying new one.

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Re: Need some guidance with a KitchenAid Wine Cellar running very cold!!
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2010, 11:19:06 PM »
I just got one off Craigs List for 50 bucks.  I'll post pic's for ya.
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Re: Need some guidance with a KitchenAid Wine Cellar running very cold!!
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2010, 12:35:43 AM »
Thanks for the update, please do keep us posted.  O0

Well, I replaced the thermostat part # 4334859.  Unfortunately, same symptons.  It just keeps running into very cold temps.

strange thing when its off, it holds room temps 10 degrees warmer than the rooms temperature.

I really wish I knew which part was bad here....

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Re: Need some guidance with a KitchenAid Wine Cellar running very cold!!
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2010, 09:11:26 AM »
Turning the control counterclockwise (a lower number) will raise the temperature inside the wine cellar. Turning the control clockwise (a higher number) will lower the temperature. You might just need to tweak it. Their are 2 kinds of thermostats. Some just judge temp of air while others have to be mounted directly on the evaporator. I am wondering is your mounted correctly inside the machine?
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Re: Need some guidance with a KitchenAid Wine Cellar running very cold!!
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2010, 09:18:15 AM »
Thanks for the info.

Here is what I know.

#1, the thermostat was not originally mounted to the evaporator, it was just 'coiled' up.  This was the original setup and it worked fine originally.  This is exactly how I installed the new thermostat.

#2, in regards to setting the temperature, yes I understand the temperature control knob on the thermostat.  In its lowest counter-clockwise position (warmest) It will continue to run temperature well into the upper 40's.  Much colder than appropriate...

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