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Old 03-20-2011, 02:30 AM   #1
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Default Winter's Over - Keezer in Garage Won't Work?

I live in Wisconsin and have a keezer in the garage. I set the temp controller to 40 so that on days where the temp actually does get over 40, it will kick on. Well, the temps have been around 50 this week....and the compressor kicks on but will NOT cool the keezer. I even set my controller to 33 degrees and it will not cool...but the compressor runs. I then plugged the freezer directly into the outlet to see if it will freeze and it will not...but the compressor is running. Did I somehow fry my compressor over the winter?



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Old 03-20-2011, 02:42 AM   #2
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Do you have a single stage or a dual stage controller? Do you have a heater to keep thing from freezing during the winter? You might need to switch your controller from heat to cool if its a single stage controller.



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Do you have a single stage or a dual stage controller? Do you have a heater to keep thing from freezing during the winter? You might need to switch your controller from heat to cool if its a single stage controller.
It's only a single stage - perhaps that's what I'll do next winter. But I wonder did I somehow cook the freezer?
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Plug it in without the controller, does it fire up normally? You might need to leave it plugged in for about 30 minutes before it kicks on, some freezers have an internal timer to keep the compressor from short cycling.

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Plug it in without the controller, does it fire up normally? You might need to leave it plugged in for about 30 minutes before it kicks on, some freezers have an internal timer to keep the compressor from short cycling.
Yeah, I plugged it in directly to the outlet without the controller...the compressor fires up but did not cool...I left it plugged in for about an hour and it didn't get any cooler. I've got it unplugged right now and will plug it back in in a little while.


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