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Offline schleifha

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Testing cold controls..
« on: February 12, 2015, 08:41:42 AM »

Went to a refrigerator model ED2GHEXN001. Whirlpool I walk in it wasn't running I tap where the cold control is and it takes off...now taking the panels all off there are filings(black flakes) under the cold control but turning it up or down it runs fine.  Is there a good way to test these out to be for sure?

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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 11:57:56 AM »
If you tap on it and the compressor starts, you have a bad cold control. It needs to be replaced
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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 02:55:21 PM »
Agreed!!! :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 07:11:19 PM »
 Is there a good way to test these out to be for sure? No, but the flaking tells the story.



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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 07:31:22 PM »
Turn the fridge off, notice where the cold control turns off. Turn fridge back on notice where the compressor turns on. If different from turn off location. Let it run for a min, turn back off. By now the turn off will be slightly higher on the dial.
The gist is if it turns on and off in totally different locations when cycling other than a gradual increase in temp rise it's bad.

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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2015, 09:01:27 PM »
Thanks guys I ordered the part right away. And an extra for stock...had a call in the afternoon same thing..maybe that's a part to stock lol

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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2015, 09:03:00 PM »
I wouldn't stock cold controls. ..the parts house is a better alternative in my opinion

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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2015, 09:22:56 PM »
I wouldn't stock cold controls. ..the parts house is a better alternative in my opinion,agree.

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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2015, 06:45:07 AM »
I can travel up to 50 miles for a service call.  It's hard not to want to stock parts. I'm in a smaller part of Nebraska and do lots and lots of miles a day. There have been times I'll go 30 miles north of my shop next call is like 50 from that place and so on. Not having parts isn't much fun!

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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2015, 08:31:04 AM »
I always stock that cold control.That one seems do go bad alot.http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-cold-control-2198202-ap3037004.html

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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2015, 08:34:15 AM »
I'm sure I'm going to get flamed here but does that website do alot better for dealers on pricing or is it that price for everyone?

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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2015, 09:13:18 AM »
I  can buy that part from 1St Source Servall for 37.58.No tax.I pretty sure you can call appliance pro and set up a account with them but i have never did.i have account with Marcone, 1 source Servall and Tribles.Always buy from the cheapest and that is mostly 1 source for me. If you had a board and your where not sure that board would fix your problem then appliance pro would be very handy because you can return board and get your money back less shipping.
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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2015, 09:14:56 AM »
Ever use washer specialties? So far they are the cheapest. I'll have to look at the 1st source though

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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2015, 09:23:27 AM »

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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2015, 09:26:57 AM »
i will say though that part that i bought was something like 42 so not a bunch different but slightly

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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2015, 09:34:52 AM »
Yeah thats in the ball game.Marcone for me was always higher.Thats why i had more then one account.Then sometimes one, would have specials at certain times then would buy from who was the cheapest.Now with all the newer appliances coming out what seem like every month,no common parts anymore.I just look at trible for that cold control they want 55.89 FSP.Which i can buy from 1 sourceFSP for 37.58. Whats that about.Thats why you need to find what company will do the best for you.Or companies.
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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2015, 05:21:21 PM »
we don't stock cold controls either. Most new fridges are all digital. With that said we do stock some thermistors.

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Re: Testing cold controls..
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2015, 06:08:03 AM »
The tapping trick works most of the time. If it doesn't work, jump the 2 wires on the thermostat, if the compressor comes on then you have a bad control.
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