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Old 02-03-2012, 01:23 PM   #231
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I put in a johnson analog for now which is holding fine.

Just curious what people make of the picture above. It doesn't look like other peoples Frigidaire 7.2 models. I got it from Best Buy.



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Old 02-04-2012, 04:42 AM   #232
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what I did was to wait till the temp was at 38, then turn the screw in until the compressor stops. (read below)


Note:
You can get shocked for doing this unless you know how to protect your self.


Warn you now, don't try this.

Don't sue me.

You shouldn't even touch your Chest Freezer. Besides, it messes with the warranty.



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Old 02-06-2012, 05:02 AM   #233
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I just picked up an older Kenmore 8.8 cf, and wanted to know if the screw I've identified is the correct one (link below is to a G+ post where I posted the pics):

https://plus.google.com/u/0/115216653877301345187/posts/8jTQD1hgdWD

Any thoughts?

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Old 02-07-2012, 07:20 AM   #234
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I just picked up an older Kenmore 8.8 cf, and wanted to know if the screw I've identified is the correct one (link below is to a G+ post where I posted the pics):

https://plus.google.com/u/0/115216653877301345187/posts/8jTQD1hgdWD

Any thoughts?
the small screw on thop of it should be it, its recessed.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:49 AM   #235
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So I messed with the temp box with it plugged in and I got a hurge spark. Unplugged it to clean it up. I plugged it back in. Checked on it after a couple min and the compressor was ruunning. I'll see what it looks like in the morning , and hope I don't have to replace it.

Update: It still does work, but I can't get the temp to go above freezing. I have turned the screw all the ways clockwise. It's a holiday chest freeazer

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:47 AM   #236
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Ok so I took a couple pictures of my holiday LCM050LC

I think the yellow one is the coarse screw, but I turned it all the way clockwise and it still freezes. I looked into the hole, and the spring goes all the way down when I turn it clockwise



Here is the other side



Do you think I have to take off the front knob and see what's under there. I tried once, but it wasn't coming off easily. Sorry for the bad pics I don't have a good camera.

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@TheClaw how long did you wait between turning the screw and checking the temperature?

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #238
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I checked it pretty regular once I got my thermometer. I concluded that it was below freezing when the two buckets of water had ice forming in them or were completely solid (which always seems to happen to mater if it's screwed in all the way in or out)

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Old 02-24-2012, 01:19 AM   #239
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Update: I took the fine temp knob off, and I didn't see any screws behind it. I also ended up loosing the gold screw to much and now it's not attached to the spring. Any ideas of how to reattach it?

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Old 03-01-2012, 03:20 PM   #240
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Default Haier 7.1 CU Ft

I just bought the Haier 7.1 CU Ft model from Costco the other day. Last night I removed the thermostat through the front panel and located what I believe to have been the coarse adjustment screw. I began turning it clockwise until it seemed that it was either all the way in or stripped. I was only able to turn it a few times before it seemed like I couldn't turn it anymore. It's still at freezing temps. I'm pretty sure the screw is now stripped out...it seems to be made out a very soft metal. I was very careful when making the adjustments, but to no avail. I'll likely have to buy an external temperature controller.



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