This kit is designed to allow your refrigerator to run properly in cold weather, as well as allow the owner to shut off the heater when needed, saving time and money.
When a standard garage heater kit is installed to a refrigerator, it forces the unit to run non-stop. Without a way to stop the heater running, it will run constantly even in spring, summer and fall causing higher electric bills and a lower lifespan of the refrigerator. With the addition of an inline switch, you can cut power to the heater only, without needing to disassemble the unit and remove the heater kit after each winter season.
To install the kit, you only need a 3/4" drill bit, and a screwdriver to remove the cold control assembly and defrost timer to install the switch and heater kit.
This set includes the following:
- ERP Brand 5303918301 Frigidaire Foil Heater with pre-cut wires for assembly
- 120v/6a Rocker Switch
- 2x Posi-Lock Tool-less wire splicers
Please note that garage heater kits are designed for mechnically-timed and controlled refrigerators. If your refrigerator uses an adaptive defrost board and control board, this is unlikely to work for you. Your refrigerator MUST have a mechanical cold control system to use this style kit.
For our new 120v Universal System that can work with control boards that have a 120v line going to the control board, use this item:
Solved the problem perfectly. Thanks for the great instructional video and kit.
The kit was very easy to install. I would recommend this kit
Ordered the kit after seeing the installation on YouTube, arrived quickly, installation was easy with watching the video as I was installing the system.
This was the perfect kit. I loved that Ben's Appliance took all the guesswork out of it. My freezer is back to freezing again. Thank you!
A simple wire diagram is needed. I watched latest video a number of times to observe the wiring arrangement. I found it difficult to clearly observe the wiring connections to the cold control posts. The presenter’s hands blocked the view at crucial times. The video with a wiring diagram would be useful for me.