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What is the difference in temperature controllers between a fridge & a freezer? Can they be interchanged?

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  • Mainetech May 11, 2010

    It really depends on the brand, model, style, etc of your unit. most units with conventional knob controls only measure the temperature in one compartment and control the other with airflow. If you have computer control, then we start talking about thermistors and you cant tell by looking at them if they have the same specs. If you can give some more info on what you are trying to do, maybe I can point you in the right direction

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Refrigerator and freezer temperature controller can-not be interchanged (normally). They have a designed range of operation. Such as...say the refrigerator thermostat has a range of 45 degress at the warm setting and 33 degress set at maximum cold. This would never work for the freezer. Some electronic devices have ways to change their setting range but that is specific for each control.

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