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Old 03-11-2012, 05:14 AM   #1
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Just bought a freezer that I am converting, because my kegerator went out, can I use the temperature controller on the freezer from the kegerator?! This should work right? Please let me know!

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Old 03-11-2012, 05:22 AM   #2
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Certainly! I use the same model external controller (Ranco ETC-111000) on my fridges and my keezer...

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Old 03-11-2012, 05:36 AM   #3
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I just used the temperature controller, I did not replace the piece that is connected to the condenser, is that important?

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Old 03-11-2012, 05:37 AM   #4
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And by the way, I'm talking factory pieces

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Old 03-11-2012, 03:06 PM   #5
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Okay let me re phrase, I took my old temperature controller, from the fridge, factory pieces, and installed it to the freezer, just the knob portion and probe. The device that is connected to the condenser on the freezer is still the factory piece to the freezer, should I replace this?! :: lol

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:39 PM   #6
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You shouldn't need to make any modifications whatsoever to the freezer. Not sure what you mean by the part that's connected to the condenser. Are you talking about the thermostat built in to the freezer? No need to change or mess with that.

Just plug the freezer in to your temp controller.

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:41 PM   #7
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I keep saying temp controller, I do not have a temp controller, what I meant was the factory thermostat. ::noob::

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:46 PM   #8
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So you're wondering if you can take the factory thermostat from the fridge and put that on the freezer? Boy, I have no idea - that's beyond my knowledge of freezers. I do know there is a thread here about adjusting the factory thermostat on a freezer to temperatures above freezing. I believe it's toward the top of DIY right now. Maybe check there.

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:49 PM   #9
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If I am understanding the question, you removed the temp probe and the knob from the kegerator and put them on the freezer.. no this will not work. You hve to either switch the thermostat or hook it to a temp controller.

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:49 PM   #10
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I would just build a temperature controller... see my sig.

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