Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:22 AM
You can never go wrong with factory parts. This situation is a tough call. If you have one of the factory parts on your truck, definitely use it. If not, use a good compatible limit since you would lose money if you have to order the part, especially if it would take several days to get it. That would mean, removing all the food and shelves again and possibly defrosting fridge with your steamer once again. For such an inexpensive part, you don't want to do that.. not cost effective. I've had no problem using reliable compatible limits. However, I will always order the factory limit to have one on my truck for the next call that uses that limit. Especially if it has a wire harness attachment like the one on this fridge.
Also while you are there, pull out your meter and quickly do some self-edumafacation. Test for continuity of stuff and voltage for other stuff. This is how we learn (I'm gonna get a chance to play around with a recent model Samsung today and do some unnecessary testing in the midst of repairing it). Remember, your fan will not come on until the limit closes. I use to wait for the fan motor just to make sure I made all the proper connections. But as I got better at understanding how that fridge works, I became confident enough to leave before the fan engages and make a follow up phone call a day later.