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Old 12-28-2011, 07:17 PM   #211
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Hey I bought a new feezer recently and followed your advice and it worked perfectly! My freezer is now operating at 40F. It took some time, but I got it! Thanks for the info it saved me a few bucks!

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Old 01-01-2012, 02:01 PM   #212
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Bought a frigidaire 5.0 new, popped the thermostat out and gave the screw 10 clockwise turns before I ever plugged it in. The next morning, the temp was at 50°. Backed it of off 3 turns and now it's holding steady at 39°. Thanks for saving me money on an external thermostat!

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Old 01-04-2012, 08:09 PM   #213
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It worked is what I have to say.

I wish I had a more accurate thermometer. I have it sitting in water and it is reading 30 deg F. I told it that its not nice to lie, but that's what it reads. I had to do a more accurate test by putting some beers in the bottom, letting them come to temperature and then drinking them. Best tasting thermometer I've ever met.

Here is what I did: (Wish I had pictures, but I am at work)

Gain access to the internal part of the lever by removeing the stickers on the sides.

Move the follower off of the cam using a screwdriver.

Take a small shim and check the fit on the follower/ cam set up.

Trim as necessary.

Glue the shim to the follower.

*Curse at the drop of superglue that sticks everything to everything*

Make sure no glue is touching anything else.

Let dry for an extended period
*Don't test it before its dry, it will pop out in a hilarious fashion causing more cursing*

Plug the freezer in and let it sit. Mines working great. Threw a collar on it this weekend. Cheap pine for a stand in until we can get money together for a nice red oak one.

can we git pics or even a little drawing of what this looks like? The GEs are the most available and cheapest around me, so I am thinking about getting one, but if its too big a PITA, i wont
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:21 PM   #214
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I have a Haier 5.0c, thermostat seemed to be the same as #192, found the adjust. screw and gave it a whirl. Seemed the best I could get it to was 20 F, kept going until the screw finally came out. While trying to get it back in I took the thermo apart and, well lets say it doesnt quite look the same...

Am I porked? should I get new thermo and try again or just fall back on the external controller...

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Old 01-12-2012, 05:13 PM   #215
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subscribed! great thread!

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Old 01-18-2012, 12:10 AM   #216
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I just tried this on my little Vassani kegerator. It will only go down to about 46*F, I would like it to go to 38*F.

I guess I'll see in the morning...

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Old 01-18-2012, 02:06 AM   #217
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I tried this on my new Frigidaire 5.0 for my Keezer, 10 turns and ranging from 38 to 41, works great.

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Old 01-18-2012, 01:19 PM   #218
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I just tried this on my little Vassani kegerator. It will only go down to about 46*F, I would like it to go to 38*F.

I guess I'll see in the morning...

Wow!

One turn and I'm down to right at 40*F.

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Old 01-18-2012, 10:42 PM   #219
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I've said it before in this thread, but I will say it again: this is the most awesomenest thread in the world!

My Danby "Chill n' Tap" kegerator wouldn't hold a temp lower than 42 or so, I had to drill a hole in the casing of the thermostat on the top inside the fridge, just to get at the course adjust screw but I got that sucker down to 15f! lol, toooo far.

In this fridge, clockwise makes it colder, counter clockwise is warmer. I've now got it dialed in to mostly keep the liquid temps at 34. Air temps range from 28 through 38 or so but my beer is super cold now.

That's fridge number 2 that has greatly benefited from this thread!

Awesomenest!

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Old 01-19-2012, 09:48 PM   #220
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Holiday 5 cu ft freezer. About 8 clockwise turn -- won't turn anymore. Sitting at 38F.

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