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Old 06-16-2011, 04:59 PM   #41
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fyi, I think I had to turn my screw in about 4-5 full turns to get it into the proper temp. range.

 
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:08 PM   #42
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As an FYI, I have to turn the screw clockwise to increase the temperature in my Whirlpool freezer. I'm still trying to hit the right temp setting.

 
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:53 PM   #43
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I was doing what assistantbrewer described in post # 17 of this thread - compressor off and freezer unplugged, then started turning the screw waiting for the compressor to click on. I never heard the click, but maybe it was just quiet or subtle and I missed it. I am going to have to work on it some again tonight. I can see where the screw needs to go, but I am not sure I can get it to screw back in again.

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Your freezer may have a compressor delay which prevents it from cycling on too often. If you can get the screw back in you may have to try the old trial and error method over several days to get the temp where you want it. Hope you can get the screw back in and get it figured out.

 
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:15 PM   #44
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fyi, I think I had to turn my screw in about 4-5 full turns to get it into the proper temp. range.


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Old 06-16-2011, 09:25 PM   #45
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Got my temp controller in the mail, but I am going to try this out on my kenmore 8.8

 
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:31 AM   #46
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Tried twice with my holiday and it is setting at 46 right now. The screw is on the bottom under the sticker and I ended up turning mine clockwise. Just need to fine tune now. Guess I will us my aquarium controller on a fermentation chamber. Thanks for the heads up.

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Old 06-17-2011, 03:26 AM   #47
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This is fantastic info! I'm in the process of finding a unit on CL...

 
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:24 PM   #48
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So far no luck on my small GE. Turned it in all the way and the compressor was still running after I plugged it in. I'm now afraid to go counter-clockwise too much for fear of unscrewing the thing completely. Thoughts anyone?
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:38 PM   #49
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So far no luck on my small GE. Turned it in all the way and the compressor was still running after I plugged it in. I'm now afraid to go counter-clockwise too much for fear of unscrewing the thing completely. Thoughts anyone?
Was it already cold? I found that you need to turn a couple turns, plug it in, then let it sit about two - three hours to equalize. I'm on day three of adjusting but i think i have it dialed in to where I want.

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Old 06-17-2011, 02:38 PM   #50
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Added pictures. I've got the GE 5cf model.
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