The cooling selector switch stopped working

ApplianceWhirlpool Air Conditioner

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Vince From Redding, CA

Jul 30, 2007

8 out of 12 people found this instruction helpful

First removed the power and front panel. Then in order to get to the damaged cooling selector switch, I needed to first drill out three riviets holding the small front pannel that the switch and thermostat selector switches are mounted on.

Then it was a simple matter to unscrew two small screws holding the broken cooling selector switch in place.

At this point, I unhooked each wire (about 7 of them) from their terminal connector on the back of the switch, and reapplied each to the new switch. After I was done I then mounted the new switch with the two screws and realigned the pannel.

The only thing remaining was to install the small pannel using three pop rivets and slide on a new knob, and reinstall the large A/C front cover.

FYI, The new replacement switch and knob were perfectly identical, and worked like a charm.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

SWITCH-ROT

Part Number: PS320164

No Longer Available

Control Knob

Part Number: PS388152

$18.02
In Stock