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Old 01-12-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default STC-1000 Temp contoller stuck on heat!!!

Hey guys,

Wondering if anyone has had this issue before with this temp controller.
I have my build all set up and had a beer in the fridge fermenter. It was regulating the hot and cold great. Then after two days i checked the temp and it said -88 degrees and apparently had been heating ALL DAY!!!!! Took my beer up to 79 degrees!! GRRRR..

I thought it may be just a random thing so I instantly cooled it back down then reset the temperature back to what I wanted. Two days after it stuck on -14 degrees and was heating again.

WTF. Do I need a new one? It seems to work fine except for these random occurrences.

Thanks for any help!

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How big of a heater are you using? Is it within the ratings of the contacts?
I'm going to look at what mine is rated for.

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Bad temp probe?

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How big of a heater are you using? Is it within the ratings of the contacts?
I'm going to look at what mine is rated for.
It's the regular SCT 1000 120v so -88 i think is waaaayy off since its in Celsius.
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Bad temp probe?
The could be it i guess but would a bad temp probe shoot the controller into a drastic measurement like that???
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I'm not really familiar with that controller. Does it have an indicator on the front that tells you if the output is on? Indicator off and still heating is more than likely a welded contact.

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I missed the part in the original post about it reading -88. I was thinking stuck heater contacts orginally

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I'm not really familiar with that controller. Does it have an indicator on the front that tells you if the output is on? Indicator off and still heating is more than likely a welded contact.
It should have that indicator on the front.
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This is exactly why I tried warning people off of overkill heater solutions in another thread. You could open up the fridge and find a melted liner and other nasty stuff.

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I'm not really familiar with that controller. Does it have an indicator on the front that tells you if the output is on? Indicator off and still heating is more than likely a welded contact.

It seems like an error type message but instead of a EE error it supposed to give when there's a short or something it just reads a completely off temp and trys to regulate that with heating until it gets back to what I programmed it to keep the temp at.. so judging by what i just wrote i think that is starting to sound more like the probe.
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