Need to relace thermostat on kitchen aid wine cooler kuws246ebl2
When removing the old thermostat, two wires unclip easily, but the third, silver wire seems to be soldered into the unit, and runs to the rear of the fridge and goes into the wall, does not look removable. how exactly do you replace the unit?
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Hi, The silver thing is not a wire. It is the sensor tube for the thermostat. The new thermostat will come with the sensor. Be sure and notice how and where the sensor goes in the wall. I hope this helps
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Wine coolers are actually just like every other refrigerator
(just smaller (designs do vary)).
They even share common parts: AUTO DEFROST
is a very common point of failure...
I tried to pull up you "mini-frig" to offer parts houses (spares)
but got prices back in Pounds... (So I'm guessing you can have better success than I... from here (USA, Cali... SF/Napa)...
Try searching for spares with
"spares Candy wine cooler CCV-150BL"
In any case... Three things can cause a DEFROST FAILURE
- DEFROST TIMER
- HEATER ELEMENT
- DEFROST THERMOSTAT
If you can check your parts list... get your ORIGINAL
numbers from your manufacturer. BEFORE buying any parts...
If you want to trouble shoot there are some really easy things to check... Do take pictures before you start... a simple wire mix-up and your cute little wine cooler gets MAGICALLY turned into an expensive wine rack... (consider having a service person)...
((then break it yourself for free)).
The timer is a simple clock motor and a couple of contacts
(keeping in mind there are HAZARDOUS VOLTAGES and moving FAN blades inside MOST wine coolers ... Use a marker and put a dot on the timer center shaft (red in this picture) and the body... if those dots don't change (move apart) after a few hours your timer motor is the trouble... Take a picture and make noted of which color is on what TERMINAL.
I'm going to put up some USA PARTS as a visual aid
THESE ARE NOT YOUR PARTS...
and you will need a volt meter & circuit DRAWING to do further testing... Look right on the back of the COOLER or in your
original owners documents.
Comment me back if you want to continue...
There a very simple test you should perform before EVER putting a NEW DEFROST THERMOSTAT in your unit...
I'll be around. Good luck...!!
Be safe... (unplug that thing before putting your hand in there).
First make sure it is not plugged into an extension cord. Low voltage could cause this type of problem. If you have it plugged directly in ,It is probably the compressor or overload relay on the compressor. You can bypass the thermostat to see if it is the problem, by first unplugging the device, then removing the wires from the thermostat, and jumping them together. Then plug it in If it still acts the same way the problem is in the compressor or overload relay mounted on the compressor. Sometimes the relay can be purchased and replaced or a hard start might work solve your problem.
The temperature control is normally in the inside top of the unit, sometimes at the back, sometimes at the front.
If you are competent with electrics its a fairly easy repair, only 2 wires and the ground. Do not confuse the interior light wires with the thermostat.
Switch off and unplug before starting work
Undo the screw holding the internal light, remove the cover
Knob generally pulls off or may have a small screw under the knob cap, then find how the casing is fixed, remove the casing the thermostat is fixed either with 2 screws or 1 center knut, be careful when removing the capilliary (looks like a thick silver wire) don't damage it you really will not like the smell.
Replace exactly as removed, takes lots of care and patience, use your cellphone to take images for reference if your not certain
Possible bad thermostat. Bypass the thermostat wire to run the compressor. If the compressor start, replace the thermostat.
On the other hand if the compressor is running, and there is no cooling; there is a leak and all the refrigerant probably escaped. If it is the case, you need to call serviceman and have him evaluate the wine cooler for possible repairs.
P.S. The serviceman may charge a fee for evaluating or estimating the cost of repairs.
Probably the thermostat is bad , you can bypass it by putting together the two wires from the thermostat and if the unit starts working ,replace the thermostat ;only do this if you havesome knowledge of electrical work and be very carefull.
No pictures, the new one goes in the same as the old one comes out. You have 2 screws on the bottom of the evaporator that holds the sensor in place. Then the sensor runs thru the bottom toward the back.As you remove the old one jus put the new one in the same way.
If the sensor of the thermostat is not on the evaporator plate then yes the thermostat will never be satisfied. Because it is not reading air temp only the evaporator plates temp. should be clamped onto the bottom of plate.
Once I figured out there were black plastic caps covering the screws holding the inside back panel in place, it was an easy fix. The cooler is now up and running. Thank you for giving me the $10 incentive to figure it out myself.