Discuss

Help with installing Cold Control?

 in

Refrigerator & Freezer Repair

. "

Have a refrig that keeps getting to cold. Checked everything out and am pretty sure I need to replace the

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Refrigerator & Freezer Repair » Help with installing Cold Control?

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2008, 05:48 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 31
Longjack is on a distinguished road
Default Help with installing Cold Control?
Model Number: ET18NMXFW01   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


Have a refrig that keeps getting to cold. Checked everything out and am pretty sure I need to replace the cold control thermostat, but when looking at it, I'm not sure how to get the old one out and the new one in.
Ccan anyone offer some advice or where I might get instructions before ordering the part (#AP3108492)...?
Thanks


Related Models
Whirlpool ET18NMXFW01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18NMXFW02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18NMXFW03 TOP MOUNT REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18NMXFW04 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18NMXJN00 TOP MOUNT REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18NMXJT01 TOP MOUNT REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18NMXJW00 TOP MOUNT REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18NMXJW01 TOP MOUNT REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18NMYAN02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18NMYAN03 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18NMYAW00 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18NMYAW01 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18NMYAW02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18NMYAW03 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18OKXWN00 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18OKXWW00 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18PKXAN00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXAN01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXAW00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXAW01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXDN00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXDN03 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18PKXDN05 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXDW00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXDW03 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18PKXDW05 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXFN00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXFN01 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18PKXFW00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXFW01 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18PKXGN00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXGN01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXGT01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXGT02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXGW00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXGW01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXGW02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXPWR0 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18PKXPWR1 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18PKXSW00 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18PKXSW02 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18PKXSW03 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18PKXSW04 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18PKXSW05 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18PKXSW06 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18PKXSW07 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18PKXSW0B REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18PKXSW10 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18PKXWG00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXWG11 
Whirlpool ET18PKXWN00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXWN11 
Whirlpool ET18PKXWW00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXWW10 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18PKXWW11 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18PKXXG00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXXN00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXXW00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXYW00 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18PKXZG00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXZN00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PKXZW00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18PMXSW00 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18RKXXW00 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18RKXYW00 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18RKXYW10 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18RKXZW00 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18SCRFW00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18SCRFW01 RERIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18SCRFW02 TOP MOUNT REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18SCRFW03 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18SCRFW04 TOP MOUNT REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18SCXJW01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18SCXMWR0 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18SCXMWR1 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18SCXMWR2 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18SCXMWR4 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18SCXRWR0 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18SCXRWR1 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18SKRAW00 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18SKRAW01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18SKRDW00 ?REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18SKRDW01 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18SKRDW03 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18SKREW01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18SKRSN03 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18SKRSN05 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18SKRSW00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18SKRSW02 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18SKRSW03 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18SKRSW05 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18SKRWN00 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18SKRWN01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18SKRWW00 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18SKRWW01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18SKRWW02 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18TK1MWR1 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18TK1MWR2 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18TKXBN01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18TKXBW00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18TKXBW01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18TKXDN00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18TKXDN01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18TKXDN03 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18TKXDN05 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18TKXDW00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18TKXDW01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18TKXDW03 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18TKXDW05 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18TKXJN00 TOP MOUNT REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18TKXJW00 TOP MOUNT REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18TKXMWR0 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18TKXMWR1 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18TKXMWR2 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool ET18TMXDN00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18TMXDN01 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18TMXDN03 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18TMXDN05 REFRIGERATORS
Whirlpool ET18TMXDW00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ET18TMXDW01 REFRIGERATORS
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2008, 07:40 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 31
Longjack is on a distinguished road
Default

Since posting this request I wanted to add the following -
When looking at the existing cold control, there seems to be a wire that is confusing, but in looking a the picture of the replacement part, it appears that may be a closed loop that might be the thermostat. Is this accurate? If so, it may solve part of my confusion.
Also, in reading othrs posts, as I mentioned, I'm pretty sure it the cold control becuase the refirg never turns off, and if I rotate the defrost timer manually, the defrost heater does come on. SO any othr input would be appreciated.
Thanks again.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2008, 06:43 PM
Gene's Avatar
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 27,171
Gene has a brilliant futureGene has a brilliant future
Default

Hi Longjack,

In order to access the temperature control you have to remove a few screws holding the control box (#12 on the liner break down diagram).

The wire which confused you is the sensing tube and when you'll replace the temperature control it is very important to put it exactly in the same position.

If there is frost built up on the freezer back panel - possible the defrost timer is gone bad too.

- The part number for the defrost timer is AP3110896

- The part number for the temperature control is AP3108492

Here are the break down diagrams for the Whirlpool refrigerator Model ET18NMXFW01

Gene.
__________________
Appliance Repair Expert in Orange County, California.

Order Appliance Parts with 365-Day Hassle Free Return Policy - AppliancePartsPros.com
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2008, 05:59 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 31
Longjack is on a distinguished road
Default

Gene,
Thanks for the quick reponse, and bot to ask a stupid question, but I was able to get to the temp control, but was a little perplxed how it came out.
Do those metal wings simply snap in and out of place on the plastic tabs?
And one more questin came to mind....Out of curiuosity.... if a defrost timer is working correctly, how often should I hear the refrig stop running? \And does that always mean the defrost heater is on? Becuae as I mentioned, whenever I turn the defrost timer ot off using the screwdriver in order to stop the refrign from contantly running, the heater dow come on. (Perhaps I have the 2 processes - refrig stops running and defrost heater on) always related and really are not?
Thanks again.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-26-2008, 11:35 AM
Gene's Avatar
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 27,171
Gene has a brilliant futureGene has a brilliant future
Default

Let me explain you how it works.

The major difference between a defrost timer and a cold control is: a defrost timer works by the time while a cold control works by the temperature.

The defrost timer in your fridge switches between the cooling mode, when the power goes to the compressor (about 8 hours), and the defrost mode, when the power goes to the defrost heater (about 25 minutes).

When the defrost timer is in the cooling mode, the power to the compressor goes through the cold control which reads the temperature and depends on a settings opens or closes the circuit to the compressor. Another word, the compressor will run as long as it takes to build up the proper temperature and will stop at this point. If it runs nonstop and the temperature is way below normal then, most likely the cold control is bad.

When the defrost timer is in the defrost mode, the power goes to the defrost heater through the defrost thermostat which reads the temperature at the evaporator coil and closes the circuit (the defrost heater is hot) or opens the circuit (the defrost heater is cold). If there is frost covers the back panel in the freezer but the defrost heater goes "on" when you switch the defrost timer manually then, most likely the defrost timer is bad.

The cold control sensing tube snaps in and out on the tabs.

Gene.
__________________
Appliance Repair Expert in Orange County, California.

Order Appliance Parts with 365-Day Hassle Free Return Policy - AppliancePartsPros.com
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-27-2008, 06:42 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 31
Longjack is on a distinguished road
Default Thank you Gene !

Gene - Many thanks for your responses and help - trule appreciated.
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing clock/control board dgatorfan Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops) 8 12-09-2009 10:40 AM
installing control panel elabug1965 Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops) 3 10-30-2009 02:27 PM
re-installing control board cartier318 Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops) 0 10-19-2009 09:04 AM
Help with installing electronic oven control assembly jc4 Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops) 0 07-19-2009 08:59 AM
Installing new Temperature control jsimerson Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 0 04-11-2008 06:25 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:05 PM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17