help wine cooler not working

hoyess(z5 ON Can)February 15, 2009

We have a Ultraline (apparently Viking made) wine cooler that the cold controller is not working on. A replacement part is a crazy $400 by the time I pay tax. An appliance technician replaced it with a $100 cold controller from a fridge but that doesn't work as the temperature fluctuates between -12C and -1C, not really useful for anything. I think if we can hook up a controller that will manage the right temperature range we will be good (this is a high end cooler that I'd like to save because I like the door, other option is to buy a new one but not as nice & I'm not willing to pay what this one costs new -- it came with the house).

Will this work? RANCO ETC-111000 Digital Cold Temperature Control. Seems to be the only thing even close I can find. I watched the technician hook up the current one, seemed easy. He drilled a hold through the cooler, put the controller in the cooler and hooked the controller up with two wires to switch for the compressor.

Thanks for all your help

Sharon

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randy427(z7 MD)

The controller has to be able to handle the wattage of the compressor.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2009 at 3:35PM
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