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Defrost thermostat connections

I bought a new thermostat and I want to know if I can cut the two wires that run out the back of the refrigerator because the new part has 2 pin connectors on it for testing and a cap need help

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  • cmcan1 Jan 09, 2008

    It is an Amana S/S #sxd26vl and the part # is r0161088 in the install instructions it says these are test connections

  • cmcan1 Jan 09, 2008

    these wires are in the freezer compartment

  • cmcan1 Jan 10, 2008

    the evaporator was freezing up checked the timer and heater both work fine the thermo is freezing up and not working until it defrost

  • cmcan1 Jan 10, 2008

    do you know where i can get a schematic?

  • cmcan1 Jan 10, 2008

    what info do u need

  • cmcan1 Jan 10, 2008

    temp controls are manual

  • cmcan1 Jan 10, 2008

    thanks for the needed help

  • cmcan1 Jan 10, 2008

    that did it the wires are used during manufacturing to bypass the defrost limiter during testing and it states they can be cut at the wall when a new part is put on. thanks again

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Well what kind of fridge is it and you should not have to cut any wires at the back of the fridge as the defrost thermostat is in the freezer

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  • robert samples Jan 09, 2008

    just exactlly what is your promblem and how did you arrive at the defrost thermostat as the culprit thats a complicated model

  • robert samples Jan 10, 2008

    send me an e mail at b4829@yahoo.com

  • robert samples Jan 10, 2008

    im going to give a schmatic cant post here

  • robert samples Jan 10, 2008

    that model is electronic control right

  • robert samples Jan 10, 2008

    ok my bad you got the v series when you e mail me and i give you this url be sure to select v model cant do it on line classified info

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    let me know if that helps or works lol

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    your welcome

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