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Old 03-19-2011, 12:31 AM   #11
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I second the electronic control. I've replaced many mechanical / cap tube 'stats with Johnson Controls electronic controls & have had very good luck with them. The electronic version gives you programmable set points, differential setting and anti short-cycle delay to protect the compressor. They have an LED indicator to tell you when the compressor should be running which is helpful. Glad you've found the problem!!


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Old 03-19-2011, 03:51 AM   #12
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That's good news! If it were me, I'd put a Johnson, Love or eBay digital controller on there.
Good idea, I think I will do that. That way if I get rid of it at some point, I will be able to pull off the controller to use on something else.


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Old 05-13-2012, 10:39 PM   #13
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I know that this is an old thread, but I had to reply. I just picked up an older BM 23 for 50 bucks at a garage sale. compressor fan didn't run, and I didn't know what to do. just ran a jumper on the thermo and the compressor and fan kicked right on. I am so pumped to keg my 1st batch now!

thanks very much all!

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Old 05-14-2012, 01:48 AM   #14
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I got an old BM23 from my uncle last year. It was the old Freon type, woodgrain and all. I had my wife wrap it in vinyl and cleaned it up. thermo was shot so i hooked a love controller up. You can see it in the back. I plan on recessing it into the side of the kegerator eventually, just havent had a chance.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:39 PM   #15
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I have a BM23 that is cycling on an off but not getting cold enough
Do you think if I change out the thermostat it will solve the issue?
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:57 AM   #16
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My BM23 was doing the same thing. I had to get a new compressor. Hope you have better luck.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:49 AM   #17
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Thanks, out of curiosity how much did it cost and did you install it yourself?
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:23 AM   #18
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I got lucky and got a used compressor from a forum member here for free so all I had to pay for was a new dryer and a few other little things (about $50 worth of stuff). Labor, as always, was the killer at almost $200. Still not a bad deal for one of these babies!
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:03 AM   #19
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Thanks Butch,

Right now I can get down to 38 so I'm not so concerned but I think I'm gonna have to fork out some $$$ sooner or later
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:31 PM   #20
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Congrats on resurrecting the old gal. Wish I was having as much luck with mine. Ran ok after getting her recharged, but then started to overcool and would trip the overload. Now, she won't fire, even with new starter relay, temp control and overload. Guess my 40+ year old compressor finally gave up? How hard is the DIY replacement on one?


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