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Old 08-12-2011, 01:37 PM   #141
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Anyone done this to a haier? If not I will this weekend and post pics.

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Old 08-12-2011, 02:55 PM   #142
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Has anyone had to completely disassemble the coarse adjustment screw to get it further? As in, beyond just popping out the housing itself? Still can't seem to get mine to warm up.

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Old 08-13-2011, 05:09 AM   #143
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I may gave the temps dialed in... kind of..

The range spans from 26F to 46F. That's a bit too broad.. looks like a Johnson Controller of sorts for me.

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Old 08-13-2011, 05:18 AM   #144
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Mine is driving me nuts. It's at 32, so I adjust it a tiny bit. Then it goes to 32.2. I adjust it a tiny bit. Now it's 32.9. Adjust it a little more... 33.4... adjust it a tiny bit more... 65 degrees! Same thing when adjusting it the other way. Little adjustments make little changes until suddenly it's freezing up again. And I'm leaving it for a day in between each adjustment to let it equalize.

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Old 08-13-2011, 03:02 PM   #145
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Mine is driving me nuts. It's at 32, so I adjust it a tiny bit. Then it goes to 32.2. I adjust it a tiny bit. Now it's 32.9. Adjust it a little more... 33.4... adjust it a tiny bit more... 65 degrees! Same thing when adjusting it the other way. Little adjustments make little changes until suddenly it's freezing up again. And I'm leaving it for a day in between each adjustment to let it equalize.
are you using a digital thermometer in liquid or just measuring the air inside?

I find mine says between 1.5 and 3.3 C consistently. now I can turn my fine adjustment knob some more and get a warmer temp, but I like a colder beer. I can always let it warm up if its to cold for my liking.

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Old 08-13-2011, 04:00 PM   #146
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are you using a digital thermometer in liquid or just measuring the air inside?

I find mine says between 1.5 and 3.3 C consistently. now I can turn my fine adjustment knob some more and get a warmer temp, but I like a colder beer. I can always let it warm up if its to cold for my liking.

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Old 08-14-2011, 05:47 AM   #147
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Mine is driving me nuts. It's at 32, so I adjust it a tiny bit. Then it goes to 32.2. I adjust it a tiny bit. Now it's 32.9. Adjust it a little more... 33.4... adjust it a tiny bit more... 65 degrees! Same thing when adjusting it the other way. Little adjustments make little changes until suddenly it's freezing up again. And I'm leaving it for a day in between each adjustment to let it equalize.
What temperature are you trying to end up at? If I were you, I'd bring it back to 33.4 and then adjust my fine adjustment to the max setting and see what happens.. Assuming that you have a fine adjustment on your freezer. What make/model freezer are you using?
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What temperature are you trying to end up at? If I were you, I'd bring it back to 33.4 and then adjust my fine adjustment to the max setting and see what happens.. Assuming that you have a fine adjustment on your freezer. What make/model freezer are you using?
I'm just trying to shoot for something around 40 or just under. I get close, then it suddenly jumps 20 degrees. The fine adjustment doesn't seem to make enough difference to do it.

It's a Frigidaire, not sure what model.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:25 PM   #149
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Well damn. I have one Analog Johnson and I just recieved a Digital. Now I find this thread!

I'm going to try it anyway!

One of the awesome things about this hobby is the ancillary stuff you end up learning.

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I'm just trying to shoot for something around 40 or just under. I get close, then it suddenly jumps 20 degrees. The fine adjustment doesn't seem to make enough difference to do it.

It's a Frigidaire, not sure what model.
I had the same problem.. never got it right just went ahead and left it at 32 and just warm the glass with my hands before i start drinking . i think this way beats spending seventybucks
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