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Old 08-16-2013, 12:14 AM   #481
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I have a 7.1 haier that I cannot get above 15 degrees.

I have the recessed screw on the bottom of therm all the way in. Without too much force. And fine adjustment set to 1.

There are a few guys here to rigged extra bits to their thermostat to raise the temp, but I could not really follow what they were doing where.

I am a typical guy. Pics help a lot.

Anyone have some advise for me?
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:07 PM   #482
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Anybody ever got their freezer into ale fermenting range using this?

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Old 08-27-2013, 03:40 PM   #483
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Anybody ever got their freezer into ale fermenting range using this?
I didn't, but I did manage to break my thermostat by unwinding the screw too far.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:39 PM   #484
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I didn't, but I did manage to break my thermostat by unwinding the screw too far.
You couldn't screw it back in? It just broke?
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:19 PM   #485
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You couldn't screw it back in? It just broke?
Several small pieces all came apart once it came out, and it was impossible to get screwed back in.
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I did the exact thing with my thermostat, but with a little time and patients you can put it back together. I wasn't willing to write off the freezer. Or I have seen threes where the aquarium temp control is hard wired to the freezer.

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That was threads, dam auto correct.

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I did the exact thing with my thermostat, but with a little time and patients you can put it back together. I wasn't willing to write off the freezer. Or I have seen threes where the aquarium temp control is hard wired to the freezer.
I was able to get the whole thing back together enough to the point that the freezer is on at all times. Which is fine, because I just have it plugged into and STC-1000. I just wish I had never screwed with the thermostat, literally.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:28 PM   #489
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I just wish I had never screwed with the thermostat, literally.
I hear you on that. I was thinking that you could probably get a replacement from an independent appliance repair service. If you find the right guy, you might even be able to barter homebrew for some guidance in installing the replacement. Whwn you call them just mention what you use it for, you would be supprised at the response you get.

Just a thought if you are worried about the freezer functioning properly.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:59 PM   #490
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I did this on my empty chest freezer, and got the temperature up to 37 degrees. Then this weekend I put a 12" collar on it and started up again, and now it's down to -10 degrees. I'm sort of at a loss for how this could have happened. The coarse adjustment knob is still screwed completely in. Either way, I'm probably just going to spring for an external temperature control, but any insight as to what the heck happened, would be welcome.

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