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Old 08-16-2012, 02:12 AM   #1
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I recently picked up a BevAir Kegerator on Craigslist for $50 in pretty decent shape. When I went to look at it the motor was quiet, all the fans worked and spun freely but it did not cool because the starter relay for the condenser, from what I was told, was busted and was removed.

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Is the term "starter relay" the proper terminology and would this relay prevent the condenser from cooling it down?

I found what appears to be a replacement relay here, but the part number is a bit different.

Would it be worth it to get the relay and see if the condenser cools the fridge or is there a workaround temporarily to make sure it cools before I go dumping money into it?

Thanks for your input.

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Old 08-16-2012, 11:09 PM   #2
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Anyone? I'd like to verify if I have sucker written across my forehead. lol

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Old 08-17-2012, 06:31 AM   #3
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If you live anywhere where a professional technician can come and look at, I'd say it's worth it. I'm sure you know the retail value of your cheap score. Find out from a pro.

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I agree with sawboss get a refrigeration guy to check it for you a bev air is a beautiful kegerator so for a few bucks why risk not having it checked out fully to find out exactly what you need

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I hear what you guys are saying. I like to do the DIY stuff, so I wanted to give it a shot prior to going to a tech.

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The picture is of the starter relay there should also have been a black part connected to the compressor which is the overload. You would be better off checking HP of compressor and getting a 3n1 starter/cap/overload any appliance supply house will have in stock.....IMHO

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Thanks for heads up on the proper name. The overload is connected to the compressor. I didn't know they made 3n1. I might have to locate one. Thanks a million for the tip.

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I've been looking to get a 3'n1 but cannot find the horsepower listing on the compressor at all. I know that the new BM23s have 1/5th hp, so that's probably about what I need, but I want to be certain before I purchase it. I took some pictures to see if you might be able to guide me in the right direction.

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I did a search on the compressor itself through the manufactures website and only could confirm that it needed R12 or R500.

I did ran the serial number on the bev air page to get some specifics and it comes back with it not being a valid number. It appears I'm one number shy of a good number.

I appreciate any help in getting me started in the right direction.

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I prefer the Supco Model RC410 they are 1/4-1/3 hp, you can also see if they carry the other models which have a broader hp range, but based on the amp draw this is the one I would try.

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I didn't even think of going off the amps for the 3'n1. I was all caught up in the hp. That's a great idea. Thanks

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