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Part 5304482075 for Kenmore Refrigerator 253.53322300 - capilllary tubes switched?
I am installing a new Part 5304482075 I just got from Sears Direct Parts in my Kenmore Refrigerator 253.53322300 and I am worried the capillary tubes that are coming out of the back of the control switches are reversed. I am calling the long metals things that come out of the middle of the control switches "capillary tubes" - I hope that is what they are. I am not talking about the wires.
The capillary tube coming out of the freezer controller (the switch on the left with the orange and black wires #21A) is presinstalled, goes around the vent that is at the back of the control box between the freezer and main compartment. The capillary tube coming out of the fresh food controller (the switch on the right with the white-and-purple and black wires #21) hangs loose and I am supposed to put that throught the wall into the freezer area. Trouble is, this is reversed from the control box I am replacing and it is reversed from the picture at the link below and reversed from the parts diagram at SearsDirect. The question is should I install it as is or should I switch them to match the one I am replacing? Seems wierd to me that the tube from the freezer controller is not the one going into the freezer, but it might not matter depending on what the capillary tubes actually do. So should I switch the tubes or leave them be and install the controller box as I got it from Sears?
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