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Old 01-29-2010, 12:10 AM   #1
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I know it's possible to recalibrate the temps on a freezer. Just curious if anyone on here has done that. I found a little bit of stuff online, and it sounds as simple as adjusting a screw, but that seems a little too good to be true. I have a GE 7.0 cu ft. I'll be building a shell around this thing, plus I still have to get all my taps,more kegs,Co2, etc. So if I can keep the cost down a little without ruining the freezer I'd like to at least give it a shot.

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Old 02-04-2010, 02:13 AM   #2
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I'll take that as a no.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:38 AM   #3
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If you mean buying a new thermostat (with higher temp set points) and replacing the existing one, yes you could do that. Better off buying a Johnson, Ranco or Love controller and maintaining the correct temps that way.

 
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:30 AM   #4
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I mean adjusting the freezers stock thermostat for higher temps.
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:55 AM   #5
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I mean adjusting the freezers stock thermostat for higher temps.
I don't believe that's possible. I know some kegerators have an adjustment screw that will lower their temps a bit. I can't see being able to adjust a freezers temp up 30 degrees or more.

 
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:14 AM   #6
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yeah your going to have to either buy an external controller like a ranco/johnson etc or find a vending service tech and get a different internal thermostat.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:34 PM   #7
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Mine has a screw to adjust the temps. The warmest temp is way too cold. Like everyone said, I think you will need to buy an external controller or replace the internal thermostat.

 
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It wont hurt to try and adjust it up all the way. Put a glass of water in there or something so you can test the running temp after a couple of hours. Mine had a dial instead of a screw and it was still way too cold.

The thermostats you find in there are mechanical and rely on the pressure in a capillary tube to fire the compressor. So you don't have the kind of range you normally do with an electrical thermostat.
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It wont hurt to try and adjust it up all the way.
It won't hurt, but it will be a waste of time. You'll never get it above freezing without an external controller.

 
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It won't hurt, but it will be a waste of time. You'll never get it above freezing without an external controller.
Yeah, some people need to see thing to believe it.
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