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Author Topic: Ice Inside Wine Cooler, Compressor Runs Constantly  (Read 1022 times)

Offline lothian

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Ice Inside Wine Cooler, Compressor Runs Constantly
« on: August 24, 2017, 03:44:36 PM »

GE Wine Chiller
model: ZDW24ARBB(ABB)


Our GE wine chiller never turns off. The evaporator coil plate inside the chiller is covered in a thick layer of ice. When I turn the thermostat to "off" the unit does not power down--presently, it sits unplugged.

The problem with this chiller seems fairly specific, but I find very little t'shooting information here or other appliance repair forums. I suspect the thermostat is faulty; however, the cost for this part exceeds $250, which is untenable.

My first question is, how do I determine the EXACT cause of the problem I described.

My second question is, presuming the thermostat is faulty, rather than replacing this component, can it be repaired; and, if so, how does one go about the process?

My third question is, presuming the thermostat is faulty and cannot be repaired, is it reasonable to install the thermostat spec'd for a similar model wine chiller?
« Last Edit: August 24, 2017, 03:48:26 PM by lothian »

Offline dab147315

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Re: Ice Inside Wine Cooler, Compressor Runs Constantly
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 05:32:37 PM »
This is the model i look up ZDW24AABB and the thermostat is WR9X585 and i can see from some web sites this numbers on that thermostat 9530N1311 REV.A and that comes up as this part number 42241702 which is cheaper.
42241702  Maybe able to get it cheaper than that if you google the part number.See what you think as this seems to be the same thermostat and GE did not make that Wine Cooler it was make for them by someone else.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2017, 05:37:52 PM by dab147315 »

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Offline ATIguy

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Re: Ice Inside Wine Cooler, Compressor Runs Constantly
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017, 05:26:14 PM »
sounds like a defrost problem, some machines have a timed defrost and some have an actual element, or like dab said it could be a thermostat issue.
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Offline lothian

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Re: Ice Inside Wine Cooler, Compressor Runs Constantly
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2017, 10:35:38 AM »
My goal at this point is to restore functionality to the appliance using a replacement part that does not exceed $50. My plan is to purchase a cold control with similar specs that manage a temp range appropriate for a wine cooler. If that fails, I'll consider using an electronic timer receptacle and just incrementally cycle the wine cooler with it.

Admittedly, though, it's a bummer the actual replacement part is so hurty expensive...

Offline kentv

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Re: Ice Inside Wine Cooler, Compressor Runs Constantly
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 06:24:47 AM »
I have been having this same issue with this model of GE Monogram wine fridge (ZDW24A RBB) and solved it with the suggestion dab147315 gave.  Works perfectly.

The part number stamped on my old thermostat is 9530N1311 REV.B.  The one I bought at AppliancePartsPros, which is supposedly for a Marvel cooler, is 9530N1311 REV.C.  They are pretty much identical.

When I searched for 42241702 or 9530N1311 the only place I found with stock was here: https://www.appliancepartspros.com/mvl-thermostat-42241702-ap3514732.html

Thanks dab147315!

So, anyone out there looking for the discontinued WR9X585 (AP2061772) thermostat, 42241702 is an alternative that is still available.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 06:32:41 AM by kentv »

Offline lothian

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Re: Ice Inside Wine Cooler, Compressor Runs Constantly
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 07:33:45 AM »
Waaaay back in Aug 2017 (when I first posted), I plugged the cooler into a $10 digital timer simply to restore functionality while I searched for the correct part.

After a while, it became apparent that this hack, while inelegant, works for all intents and purposes.