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Author Topic: Kenmore Elite Freezer 253 as Fridge  (Read 369 times)

Offline radec

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Kenmore Elite Freezer 253 as Fridge
« on: June 14, 2022, 02:19:58 PM »

I have a Kenmore Elite Upright Freezer model 253.28099805.
I would like to use it as a fridge  :D

Does anyone know of a simple way to do this? In the past with older freezers I have used a separate thermostat to control the compressor and just bypassed the fridges internal one. I was hoping there might be an easier way to do that with this freezer.

I have been unable to locate a wiring diagram for this freezer. I am still looking through the google drive that is shared on the forum but haven't found it yet.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Offline AJ

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Re: Kenmore Elite Freezer 253 as Fridge
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2022, 02:39:08 PM »
Hi,

Maybe something like a universal refrigerator cold control would work for you.

Like this one.
Universal Cold Control TJ90SC1002


Offline radec

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Re: Kenmore Elite Freezer 253 as Fridge
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2022, 03:16:11 PM »
Hi,

Maybe something like a universal refrigerator cold control would work for you.

Like this one.
Universal Cold Control TJ90SC1002

Yeah I think that would work. Once I find the wiring diagram for the freezer, then I could just wire that in.

Thanks for that. Still open to other ideas if anyone comes up with one.

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Re: Kenmore Elite Freezer 253 as Fridge
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2022, 07:34:37 PM »
In the past I used the Gemline GC1000 and it worked, but the Supco and other replacement has caused freezing issues. Notice it has to be at the lowest setting to work as a refrigerator control. Watch it.