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Forum: DIY Projects 09-02-2011, 03:12 PM
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Posted By AssistantBrewer
Rapid cycling compressor issue

For those who have tried this and find that their compressor is cycling too frequently:

These electromechanical thermostats have a built-in hysteresis (temperature above the set point at which the...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-11-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 226,948
Posted By AssistantBrewer
Glad to see that this is working for others, too....

Glad to see that this is working for others, too.

blip01: Thanks for posting a photo of the 'stat in the Magic Chef. That seems to be a popular brand for conversion.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-07-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 226,948
Posted By AssistantBrewer
Wow, this thread seems to have generated a lot of...

Wow, this thread seems to have generated a lot of interest.



The direction you turn is dependent on the particular thermostat you have. It could be left or right. The diagram is just for the...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-06-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By AssistantBrewer
My point is that even with an external controller...

My point is that even with an external controller he wont be able to get it any colder than it is without either adjusting the internal thermostat or completely bypassing it.

The general principle...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-05-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By AssistantBrewer
Nice Score! The box with the dials in the...

Nice Score!

The box with the dials in the back of the fridge contains the thermostats for the fridge and freezer. You should be able to get the plastic cover off to gain access to the tstats. Once...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-05-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 226,948
Posted By AssistantBrewer
Glad to have helped. I haven't seen this...

Glad to have helped. I haven't seen this information posted before.

Here's another thermostat with the coarse set screw on the side. This one was staked in place with some blue Loctite at the...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-05-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 226,948
Posted By AssistantBrewer
Guide to set internal chest freezer thermostat to >32F; Eliminate external control

Typical keezer conversion instructions shown here on HBT and elsewhere indicate that an external temperature controller is required. However, this is not true. The frugal and patient DIYer can spend...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-04-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,892
Posted By AssistantBrewer
I am an EE. Variable autotransformer (Variac is a...

I am an EE. Variable autotransformer (Variac is a brand name like Kleenex) is the right answer for AC full range no hum motor control. They work by varying the AC voltage, not the duty cycle as do...
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