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Old 05-16-2010, 10:36 PM   #1
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Wink hot wire dometic heating element

My doemetic refrigerator wont start on Gas OR Electric. But when I hotwire the AC heater element the fridge works fine. The problem with this is that heater element stays on all the time. I need to wire a thermostat between the AC power and the element. Anyone have any thoughts on this

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Old 05-17-2010, 06:36 AM   #2
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I would say you probably need a new circuit board. If you can have it tested, and find out it's the culprit, replacement of it might be a lot easier than wiring in a thermostat to try and control 110 VAC based on the interior temp of the fridge.


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Old 05-18-2010, 06:14 PM   #3
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Was the thermostat

I shorted out the leads from the thermostat control and it worked ok. Now, can I install the thermostat without removing the fridge? Where can one be purchased?
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