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Old 08-02-2011, 05:23 AM   #131
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I'm still futzing with mine but seem to be zeroing in on it. Very small adjustments with long periods of time in between for it to stabilize seems to be the trick.

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:00 AM   #132
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Thanks vince805 for the pics of the 7.2 Figidaire, I turned the screw 4 turns cw last night and checked this morning, it was at 35.5. I tweeked it a little more and will check when I get home today. Thanks again to the OP.

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Old 08-04-2011, 03:08 PM   #133
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Thanks to the OP for posting! This saved me the cost of a temp controller so i figure I'd post how I got mine working.

Just bought a GE 7cuft Freezer Model FCM7DUAWW.


Shot of the Thermostat:


I unscrewed the side vent and pushed in the clips to pop out the themostat.


Once the themostat was dangling out I found the set screw. In this pic it's the top screw in that oval on the side.


It took around an entire week to get the temperature set high enough. I first turned freezer to the warmest setting. Then I screwed the set screw in(clockwise) 3 turns, let the temp stabalize over night. Repeated that over several days. Eventually I got to a total of 11 turns and the freezer temperature was sitting at 48 degrees F at the warmest setting. I wanted the temp down around the upper 30's so I put the thermostat back into the freezer and used the front dial, raising the setting up(cooler) little by little to adjust the temp a little cooler. It didn't take much and I got the temp down to 38 degrees F when the dial was at the 1.5 setting.

It takes some time and patience to get the temperature correct since the freezer has to adjust temperature overnight. But if you take your time and let the temp adjust lowering it little by little then it can be done. =)

Goodluck and Cheers!
I have this same model and I screwed that coarse adjustment in all the way and it wont get above 10 degrees. When i screwed it the other way (counter-clockwise) it just made it colder.

Any thoughts? Did you do something else that I just missed? I did put a pot of water in the bottom to see if that helped at all.
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:37 PM   #134
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I will be trying this this weekend!

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Old 08-05-2011, 11:21 PM   #135
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FYI- you can do this mod to the Sanyo 4912 minifridge with ease. The screw is located just to the left of the fine tune control knob.

EDIT: This actually doesn't work on the Sanyo. I'm 99% sure i'm adjusting the correct screw, but it will not let the temp go above 50 degrees no matter what.

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Old 08-06-2011, 01:31 AM   #136
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Started tinkering with my GE 7CU last night, I only have a quart of water with a dial thermometer in it but it seems to be holding right at 35 degrees. The compressor kicks on about once every 2 hours (so far) and kicks off within 10 minutes. Since I don't have a huge thermal mass (4 full kegs) would it be safe to say the kegs will get that low as well? My next test is to toss three kegs with water in them and see what temp they hit over a two day period.

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Old 08-06-2011, 07:02 PM   #137
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Beginners luck I guess...

I just received my 9cf Frigidaire yesterday and located the course adjustment screw within 2 minutes covered by a piece of white tape right underneath the dial.

Gave it about 10 cranks clockwise and set the units temp control at about midway. I filled up four spare kegs I have with water and dropped them in. I put a big glass of water on the hump with a floating thermometer in it

Right now after 24 hours...my temp is 38F

I'm still waiting for the delivery of my faucets and shanks to build my top and coffin, so I have a bit more time to watch it...but I think I hit the sweet spot right off the bat

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Old 08-08-2011, 02:02 AM   #138
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been messing with this. if the compressor is running, and i have a frozen jug or water, when i turn the screw the correct direction, the compressor should shut off????

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Old 08-11-2011, 08:38 PM   #139
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I just picked up an older White Westinghouse for next to nothing, and it took me about 20 minutes to find what I am assuming is the coarse screw adjustment.. it was behind the thermostat dial and inside the thermostat housing.. instead of being a big, beautiful obvious screw, it was a tiny little tadger that I needed to use one of my jewelers' screwdrivers on.

Just FYI.

I've got 2 gallons of water and a thermometer sitting inside it. Hopefully I don't have a block of ice come morning...

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I really should have stopped while I was ahead... after my initial turns, I'd hit 34F. Since then, and even with using half and quarter turns, I've been all over the place.. from room air to mid-20's.

I'm now using the fine adjustment. Hopefully that will work.

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