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Refrigerator/freezer not working

I have the refrigerator in my garage. It had not been working for the last 3 days. I pulled covers off and started checking for line voltage. With the wiring diagram I traced it down to what is described as a "T.M.". 4 wires going to it - brown,orange,red, and white. It was mounted on the front of refrigerator at the very bottom on left side by front wheel. I noticed it had a potentiometer mounted on it and I turned it and all started working. Was wondering exactly what this part is. For outside temperature, setting for ?. It has been cold here in WI. 20* And that is when it stopped working, when it got down to 20*.
Also, how would I set this part if it does have something to do with the outside air temp.? Just got the refrigerator this summer. Thank you

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  • Mary Krause May 11, 2010

    Where is the defrost timer located on the U-Line 75R? Unless it is part of the thermostat switch assembly or inside the relay box n the side of the compressor housing, I cannot find anything but wires leading to the door switch and the interior light, wires going from the power supply to the thermostat and then to the compressor relay box.


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That is your defrost timer ,,, sound like it needs to be replaced / larry

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