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Old 10-19-2012, 10:00 PM   #411
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Wow, so glad I found this site! Instantly signed me up for a forum account.

I have a Haier HBF05EAVS kegerator. The internal temperature will not get below 42*. Come to find out, the manufacturer recommends this "calibration" procedure! Here's a doc I found off their website that details it out completely for my unit:

http://service.haieramerica.com/docu...SB-BD-0004.pdf

I was on the verge of buying a custom temp controller until I found this site. So, THANKS ALL! Very helpful and I hope to have less-foamy beer in the near future.

 
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:59 AM   #412
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Another success. Old fridgidare I got for free from my mom. About 6 turns cw and this morning a bucket of water is at 36. Going to try to turn the fine adjustment knob to see if it will warm it a tad.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:48 AM   #413
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Thanks for the helpful info!!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:52 AM   #414
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Anybody have the newer 7.2 cu. ft. Frigidaire with the adjustment plate instead of the coarse screw? I just built my Keezer tonight and I turned the plate toward the "+" 180, as far as it would go and I've been monitoring the temp for 2 hours. it's steadily falling from 60 to 40. I have a 15.5 gallon keg and the CO2 tank (5 lbs) sitting in there.

 
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:00 AM   #415
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Quote:
Originally Posted by -MG- View Post
Frigidaire 7.2 cu ft Chest Freezer

I just got this freezer. On page 7 of this thread someone posted this exact model and showed a picture of the temperature screw. Mine is slightly different as there is no tape covering anything and I looked on the side of it as well and couldnt find anything. Anyone make anything out from this picture?



There is a notch on the top that prevents this thread from being turned more than a rotation either way. I cannot figure out if the screw is under that 'plate' or not and if so how do I get to it.
Did you ever figure this out? I just posted about this above.

EDIT* In that picture above, I believe that gray "bump" sticking out at the bottom of the picture is the course screw. I was turning last night and found it to make the compressor stop. Counter clockwise will raise the temperature on this one. I'm still not sure why this has changed from the previous control shown on page 7? My freezer was manufacture in August of this year.

 
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:18 AM   #416
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Great post! Now if I were to eliminate the regulator completely, would the unit be continuously on or off? I want to place with a temp controlled switch.

 
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:20 PM   #417
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Did you ever figure this out? I just posted about this above.

EDIT* In that picture above, I believe that gray "bump" sticking out at the bottom of the picture is the course screw. I was turning last night and found it to make the compressor stop. Counter clockwise will raise the temperature on this one. I'm still not sure why this has changed from the previous control shown on page 7? My freezer was manufacture in August of this year.
I have this freezer and it's not the bottom screw as pictured. Adjust the screw on top (after removing the tape) by turning it clockwise. This way you don't have to worry about loosening the screw too much and having it come out of the spring.

 
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:48 PM   #418
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Looking into a getting a freezer. Subscribing to save myself $50.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:39 PM   #419
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Update on mine:

This mod worked great for about a year, then I went to get a beer one day.... And found 3 frozen kegs!

Not sure how it overrode the dial, but it sure did. I just rotated it back to original position and use it as a freezer.

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:30 PM   #420
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Update on mine:

This mod worked great for about a year, then I went to get a beer one day.... And found 3 frozen kegs!

Not sure how it overrode the dial, but it sure did. I just rotated it back to original position and use it as a freezer.

:-(
Have you recently moved your freezer then this happened (level makes a difference)? If not the thermostat is probably bad.

 
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