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Old 06-27-2013, 07:30 PM   #61
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Mine runs for a good period of time and I'm guessing it has to do with the temp sensor. I just ordered a USB computer fan to put inside of it to Make the temps even, so we'll see how well that goes. I'll report back with my findings.

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Old 06-27-2013, 10:06 PM   #62
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Mine runs for a good period of time and I'm guessing it has to do with the temp sensor. I just ordered a USB computer fan to put inside of it to Make the temps even, so we'll see how well that goes. I'll report back with my findings.
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The fan will make a world of difference! I've had my Sanyo 4912 for a few years now and don't drink as much as I used to. I noticed that the first pour was always very foamy and a little warm. I added a fan with the tube that runs up the tower and now the first pour is always perfect! Great head, (as compared to all head before) and its nice and cold. The only drawback is the Sanyo is 100 % quiet, but the fan makes a low humming noise 24/7.

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Old 07-30-2013, 12:39 AM   #64
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I got the fan in there and after a 24 hour test run, with a digital thermometer in a glass of water, the lowest it ever got was 49-50 degrees. However, the temp was stable all around the fridge. I just need to adjust my thermostat a bit to get it to the lower 40's and I'll be happy with it.

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Default Update on Kenmore kegerator build

CO2 tank & temp controller installed.

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Great work on the temp controller. Now I'm tempted to put one in mine.

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Old 08-16-2013, 12:54 PM   #67
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I got the fan in there and after a 24 hour test run, with a digital thermometer in a glass of water, the lowest it ever got was 49-50 degrees. However, the temp was stable all around the fridge. I just need to adjust my thermostat a bit to get it to the lower 40's and I'll be happy with it.
Any update on this? I've been thinking about adding a small fan inside my Igloo FR464 to hopefully eliminate temperature stratification and, more importantly, cut back on how often it runs. Do you think adding a fan is a viable solution for these issues? Thanks in advance.

Edit: I don't have a tower - just taps through the door. Just trying to equalize/stabilize the temperature within the unit. Thanks.
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Great work on the temp controller. Now I'm tempted to put one in mine.
Thank you. If you are going to do it keep in mind that it's pretty tight in the original thermostat housing and you'll want to use a dremel to make room (the channels for at least 2 of the 3 screws will need to be ground down).

I should mention that for wiring I just used the 3 wires that were there for the original analog thermostat (black, white, ground). Since the digital controller doesn't have a ground I used 2 of the 3 wires for 110 power and the third wire as the switched (cooling) wire and just rewired accordingly at the compressor, I plugged it in and everything worked perfect. Re-wire at your own risk, I make no warranties whatsoever.
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Default my passive cooling rendition...

hoping to avoid the warm/foamy first pint problem some have reported in other threads by running the tower portion of the beer lines through 1/2" copper that's extended well into the fridge. Didn't want straight copper pipes coming through the roof to impede movement of my CO2 tank. Hopefully it's effective...

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That's ingenious! I use a computer fan with hose and it takes up a little bit of usable space. I can't wait to hear how effective it is.

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