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Old 05-13-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Keezer not holding temp/ motor running

as it stands my keezer isnt holding temp. ive noticed the motor has been running nonstop all day, a large area of ice keeps building up near the top of the keezer. ive broken it away 3 times in the last 2 days. ive placed my temp probe in a glass of water and have a computer fan blowing the air inside. im at a loss, no idea whats going on........HELP ME. Will the 3 kegs inside the keezer be okay with this temp change??

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Old 05-13-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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I would say your refrigerant charge is low or you have a restriction in the evaporator coil. Best guess, low refrigerant.

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Old 05-13-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
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is this something i can repair?

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Old 05-13-2012, 06:59 PM   #4
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is this something i can repair?
If you have to ask that question the answer is probably 'no'. What type of refrigerant is it?
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:23 PM   #5
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not sure, ive never had this kind of issue. its a large 4ft chest freezer. im really just wondering if this is someting that can be repaired or not, or if anyone else has run into this issue.

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Old 05-13-2012, 10:09 PM   #6
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How old is it? Quite often, symptoms such as you describe are caused by leaking/weak compressor valves. Consumer grade compressors of the last few decades just aren't designed to last. The repair costs are generally too high to justify.

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Old 05-13-2012, 10:32 PM   #7
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If it's running constantly, the temperature control might be stuck closed, but it could have a leak and be low on charge as was mentioned.....

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Old 05-14-2012, 12:06 AM   #8
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it says 2001. so far ive unplugged the unit and let it sit to defrost any ice build up. however, when i removed the cover to the housing for the motor i didnt see any coils to dust off. is there anything i can do for a leaky/weak compressor valve?? i would hate to have to scrap this keezer!

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Old 05-14-2012, 03:00 AM   #9
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There is no way to service or repair a hermetic compressor. There are almost never service ports to test or add refrigerant. If you are not in the HVACR business it is probably not worth fixing. As previously mentioned the compressor valves may be worn. To replace the compressor would be a $300-400 service. The evap. and cond. coils are impossible to get to without tearing the thing apart. Finding a leak in a coil would be almost impossible. Sorry to be a Debbie Downer but I think you will have to junk it. It is NOT repairable like many refrigerators.

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Do you have the ability to test the amp draw of the compressor? Is the larger pipe on the compressor cool? Is the smaller pipe hot?

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