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Whirlpool EHC51 and EC5100XT


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#1 ussessex

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 04:45 PM

I have 2 under counter ice machines with bad compressors and have found replacements that I'm not sure will work for either. Of course, the person selling them assures me that they will be fine but they are not direct replacements.  I am wondering if there is a way to tell if they will work prior to installation?

The ice machines are both Whirlpool

Models   EHC51 and  EC5100XT

The potential replacements model numbers are

4387964 and # 4387779

I wasn't given the compressor manufacturer but the implication is that these are common items so I'm hoping the model numbers tell you all you need.  If not, I can run that info down.  Thanks in advance for your help,

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 04:56 PM

from SearsPartsDirect
 
EHC511 ?
 
Compressor
Number:
588353
Substitution:
4387474
 

EC5100XT0

Compressor
Number:
485780
Substitution:
4387474
 

4387474 looks different at RepairClinic than your numbers ...




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Posted 27 December 2009 - 05:12 PM

I'm sorry, I knew that the compressors are not direct replacements.  My idea is that there may be a way to compare the specifications of the compressors to determine if the ones I found would be compatible.

Is that possible?  Surely those listed are not the only ones that could possibly be used?

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 03:22 AM

You need to get the MFG. Of the compressors that you are wanting to use and find the BTU's and see if they match the originals
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 04:10 PM

I recieved the specs of the sellers compressors but now can't find the same info for the stock compressors. 

Couldnt figure out how to post the spec sheets so I typed the btu ratings below

whirlpool is the manufacturer for these compressors

Below is the data from the Whirlpool 4387964 compressor

Temp           Value                Units

-22F            373                    Btuh

-13F            525                    Btuh

-10F rated   585/129/1.74    Btuh/Watts/amps

-4F               716                   Btuh

+14F            1214                 Btuh

 

Compressor 4387779

Temp Deg.F     Value in BTU

-20                  727

-10                  1050

0                     1444

10                   1910

   Thanks in advance, JIm

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:11 PM

cant find anything on the part # you posted of 4387474 as far as ratings. Gotta have that info.
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 04:29 AM

Yep, I couldn't find anything either.  Maybe I have the wrong compressor numbers but I think the Model numbers for the machines are right.

TO recapp,  The data I have found is on the compressors I want to use to replace the factory compressors for 2 machines.   Models   EHC511 and  EC5100XT

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:49 AM

I will try and see if I can come across some info. Do you know the manufacturers of the 2 original compressors? Its not whirlpool, they manufacturer appliances not compressors.
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