In an ambitious mood, I ordered the brewspark, couple of sensors and some SSR’s.
Went to MediaMarkt, for the Dutch among us, bought the cheapest fridge (OK OFR34026A1) they had and shelved the whole thing for about a year. Per my usual MO…
Cut to today, and lo and behold, when using the fridge hacking guide, it seems my compressor is missing a couple of wires…
Now, according to the wiring diagram on the fridge, the starter relay, the capacitor, and the wiring for the light is all there. I suspect the manufacturer tucked it all neatly away into the side of the fridge.
The thing I am most anxious about, is the live feed to the compressor from the thermostat, and the L feed from the power cord.
From what I can tell, there is just one (1) pair of wires going to the compressor. The blue/neutral from the power cord, and (what I suspect) the feed from the thermostat.
fridge compressor connection
The top connection is coming from the thermostat, the bottom one is neutral.
The current relay they are connected to, looks similar to this one.
My main question is:
Am I correct in assuming that the grey line, is the one I need to attach to the SSR to control the compressor?
That would be the “C” in the guide diagram.
Any and all help is appreciated.