Troubleshoot modern appliances with confidence…

Click here to check out our structured, online appliance repair training courses for rookies and experienced techs.

FAQs | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Podcast | Contact

Stay connected with us...

Samurai on Facebook - become a fan today! Sign up for our free newsletter and keep up with all things Appliantology. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for lots of appliance repair tips and help! Follow the Samurai on Twitter and get timely morsels of Appliantological Wisdom! Subscribe to our MST Radio podcast to learn secrets of the trade.
  • Announcements

    • Samurai Appliance Repair Man

      Webinar Recordings Index Page   07/27/2017

      One of the benefits of your Professional Appliantologist membership is that you can attend the regular, live training webinars and you have access to the recordings as well. So if you can't make it to the live webinar, catch the recording at your convenience. The webinar recordings are conveniently listed for you on the Webinar Recordings Index Page.   
Sign in to follow this  
tab a

Window a/c thermostat switch

Recommended Posts

tab a   
tab a

My ancient Montgomery Ward 220v window unit quit working. With the thermostat switch (rotary knob--rheostat?) bypassed it seems to work ok. Can I just leave it this way, as it's always on full cold anyway?

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Need appliance parts? Call 877-803-7957 now!

kdog   
kdog

Yes but it will never cycle off; unless you turn off breaker etc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
applianceman18007260692   
applianceman18007260692

Yall can bypass all the controls however once the ac has cooled down the house then it will freeze over. I hot-wired one and made this video:

Edited by applianceman18007260692

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tab a   
tab a

There are 2 different knobs: One turns the unit on--a/c high, a/c med, fan hi, fan med, etc., and the other is the thermostat. It can be turned completely off, or turned to a progressively colder setting--the rheostat function I mentioned.

My concern was icing, but I've no way of knowing if the unit has ever gotten the room/house cold enough for the thermostat to cycle it off.

I watched the video but couldn't tell what I was supposed to be seeing?

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this