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Old 10-03-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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Default Keezer question - leaking water

I bought a new 5 cuft chest freezer at Lowe's two weeks ago and am using the standard Johnson temp controller. I moved the chest freezer this morning and noticed the carpet under it was wet. Is this something that could have been caused because I am using a temp controller or should I return the freezer. I haven't altered the freezer yet so I can still return it.
I just didn't know if the water problem was something to expect?

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Old 10-03-2010, 10:54 PM   #2
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Was the freezer running before you moved it? Sounds to me like it is just defrosting some ice buildup.

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Old 10-03-2010, 11:31 PM   #3
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Was the freezer running before you moved it? Sounds to me like it is just defrosting some ice buildup.
It was running.
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When you unplugged the freezer to move it, the ice melted and made water puddle. Even with the external thermostats you can have ice build-up inside. I combat this with a can of damp-rid in the chest freezer - I have never had to defrost since.

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Old 10-04-2010, 03:48 AM   #5
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you haven't modified the freezer, which means you're using picnic taps?? and constantly opening and closing the lid in the state of missouri??

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I'm planning on working on the collar this week. I just started kegging and put my creation in a keg a couple days ago. I've only used the freezer for keg storage so I haven't been opening and closing the lid.
I plugged it in for a couple of days to make sure it worked and then added the johnson control. I'm thinking that maybe the increase in temperature caused water to leak? I didn't think there would be an ice buildup after a couple of days but I'm hoping that was what did it.

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