AMANA Defrost Thermostat Replacement help! MFG NO PXRSS204BW1

rbetts100

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Joined
Feb 25, 2019
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Location
UK
Model Number
XRSS204BW
Brand
Amana
Age
More than 10 years
Hi I have an Amana XRSS204BW MFG PXRSS204BW1 and the defrost thermostat has failed. The original part seems to be no longer available and I can only find a thermostat Whirlpool R0131454 Defrost Thermostat that say it is ok for a XRSS204BW.

However, the wiring colours do not match and the temperature range is slightly different from the original thermostat.

Can anyone advise if firstly, the thermostat will function in my appliance and second, as this is a simple open circuit the wiring does not matter?

Thanks again for any advice!
 

Dan O.

Appliance Tech
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Can anyone advise if firstly, the thermostat will function in my appliance and second, as this is a simple open circuit the wiring does not matter?
Yes it should work and no, the wiring colours and polarity do not matter. The thermostat is a simple SPST switch activated by temeprature.

Dan O.
 
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