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WFU14K2BW0 Westinghouse Freezer - Instructions

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Faulty Controller and Possibly Capacitor

  • Customer: eric from inglewood TN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 18 of 21 people found this instruction helpful
After building a test box and determining the Controller was bad simply ordered parts and installed. Installation was a little difficult due to locking spades on electrical connections.

Unplug all power from freezer. Remove Bail wire from controller capacitor unit and remove from compressor by pulling STRAIGHT from compressor body to avoid bending contacts.

Use a very small instrumentation screwdriver to release locking spade on yellow and white wires. To unlock slide screwdriver in slot along wire entry to controller body while gently pulling on wire. Note position of wires and replace on new unit in same position/order. Plug new run capacitor into new controller being careful to orient capacitor to proper position (hole matches guide on controller unit). Plug newly installed controller and capacitor into condensor and replace bail wire.

Make sure timer is not in defrost mode - manually advance timer if necessary to ensure timer is in run mode. Turn temperature control to coldest setting. Plug in and hopefully enjoy the humming noise of your newly repaired and operational compressor and freezer.

bad gasket let ice form on inside of door

  • Customer: alfred from college station TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 14 of 16 people found this instruction helpful
its best to use power screw driver lot of screws .took out all screws took off door took out side to remove ice from door. just used water to melt ice. took off old gasket and put on new gasket. put door in place and started screws in four coners do not tighten screws at this point.put in rest of screws. work arondclock wise making sure gasket is seated while tighing screws. check gasket for flatness you may have to use hair dryer on gasket to make it flat.

leaky freezer gasket

  • Customer: James from Shelby MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 9 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
Simply unscrew panel but do not remove it. Remove old gasket. Fit new gasket between panel and door. Fasten screws and no more leaks and better temperature contol. This was so easy and rejuvenated my freezer. Thank you for quick shipment, great service, easy to navigate website, and fast phone help. I highly recommend your company. good luck with your repairs that you can do, as I have zero mechanical ability and did it !!!!

Freezer compressor quit running causing freezer to defrost and ruin all contents.

  • Customer: Kenneth from Safford AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Very simple repair. Removed the bail that holds the compressor controller and run capacitor from the compressor, removed the controller & capacitor, inserted a very small screwdriver into the controller to compress the barbs that hold the electrical wires to the controller. Plugged in the wires to the new controller in the same position as the original, plugged in the capacitor and then plugged the entire unit back onto the compressor, replaced the wire bail, plugged in the freezer and repair was complete.

Freezer wouln't start

  • Customer: Ivette from Grand Island NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the clamp, pulled out the part, and diconnected the two wires on the side and a small screw. Reconnected the new part with the small screw, connected the wires and plugged the part back to the side of the motor. Whaa La, Done.

Freezer would not shut off unless unplugged.

  • Customer: Carol from Marquette MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Removed old cold temperature control; tested with ohm meter and determined that the control was bad; ordered new cold control from PartSelect.com. Installed new cold temperature control with no problems; freezer is now running like new again!
p.s. I was very pleased with how fast I received my order from PartSelect.com!

Controller showed signs of the plastic housing had melted.

  • Customer: Jim from Cherryvale KS
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I paid attention to how the old part came off. You need a small (very small) flat bladed screwdriver to release the two wires that plug into the controller. I checked that it was a bit difficult but it would had been easier if I could have found a screwdriver sooner.

Plastic shelf supports broken

  • Customer: shari from west sand lake NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 1 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Needed to remove both left and right broken (plastic) supports and reinsert the new parts. Not hard at all...worked like a charm!

Original freezer gasket worn out

  • Customer: Laurin from Altamonte Springs FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed old gasket by backing out screws around inner door panel. I did not remove the screws just loosened in order to remove old gasket. Starting from the top of the inner door panel I set the old gasket and squared off. Tightened top screws and worked the gasket in on the sides and tightened several of the screws on the sides then set the bottom of gasket in the door. Inserting the gasket in the bottom was the hardest part of the job. The overall job took less time than expected.

Initially on full time then off full time

  • Customer: JOHN from Palmyra VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
A 1,2,3 approach: 1, order the right part at the best price, Part Select has easy to navigate website and provides updated info on what will work in your appliance at a fraction of other site costs. 2. Configure the appliance to control the temp for a few days to save the food. This is accomplished by jumpering the two control wires to keep the compressor on and plugging the appliance cord into a timer with a 2hr on and 4hr off cycle. use the thermometer verify 0 degrees. 3. When the temp control is delivered unplug the power cord and proceed to repace the temp control, using care not to crimp the temp sensor bulb tubing. A #1 phillips screwdriver will release the control housing and temp sensor clamp assy. When complete set control to mid range and plug appliance into wall outlet. Use thermometer to set desired temp.

The frezzer ran continusly never shut off.

  • Customer: Calvin from New Port Richey FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The installation was really simple, no problem. No instructions needed. What surprised me was, The new thermostat was installed in less then 24 hours after it was ordered. I live in FL

Gasket was worn and needed replaced. It was causing frost to form around inside of door.

  • Customer: Karen from Winter Haven FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the freezer out and unscrewed the screws around door. Gasket slide right out. After placing the new gasket, I used a hair dryer and sealed the gasket tighter. Works like a charm!! Very pleased with this do-it-yourself fix.
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