I bought it knowing there might be some issues with it, but it sounds like the thermostat is playing up, so I'd like to bypass the thermostat to see if the freezer comes down in temp (at least then I know it's not the compressor/overload etc).
Since I don't have a schematic, I took some pics below and I'd love it if someone could please help me get the wiring right to bypass the thermostat. I've signed a waiver to forfeit any personal injury claims, so don't be shy!
The first one is the overall wiring, with the thermostat unit unscrewed to show the paths of the wires. My thinking is that to bypass the thermo, I can take the brown wire (live) and attach it to the yellow wire (which goes straight to the overload on the compressor. Is this right?
Overall_wiring_with_thermo_moved.JPG 41.82KB 37 downloads
The other (white) wire heads off from the thermo to an indicator light at the front of the freezer unit and comes back to connect to neutral at the Klixon thingo.
Thermo_moved_closeup.JPG 34.82KB 30 downloads
Here's the overall wiring setup:
Overall_wiring.JPG 42.6KB 23 downloads
...and a closeup of the thermostat wiring:
Thermo_wiring.JPG 56.64KB 18 downloads
This is probably eye-rollingly simple for someone with a brain, but this is something I seem to be lacking.
I have a fridge temp controller, so I intend to use that to keep the freezer at around 4 degrees. Is is safe to run the freezer long-term with the thermostat bypassed? Or should I get a new thermostat, even though I'm using a temp controller?
So many questions, thanks in advance for any assistance.
Edited by bugwan, 13 January 2007 - 06:03 PM.