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Old 01-09-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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My chest freezer ferm chamber stopped cooling the other day. I bought the freezer new in August and put a Johnson temp control on it. I usually keep it in the upper 50s-low 60s depending upon what I'm brewing. It is probably just a fluke, but that wouldn't cause undue stress on the freezer would it?


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Old 01-09-2013, 11:57 PM   #2
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how often was it cycling on and off? Still seems a bit early even under heavy use.


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Old 01-10-2013, 02:00 AM   #3
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how often was it cycling on and off? Still seems a bit early even under heavy use.
I'd say its early! I've only had it for 6 months. It didn't seem to cycle much more frequently than my other deep freeze (that I actually use as a freezer). The service tech came and said it is low on freon and it must be leaking. I don't think my temp controller could have caused that. Just a bum freezer I guess. It's under warranty, so I'm getting a replacement tomorrow.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:06 AM   #4
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Well at least you are covered. I was going to say that was way too early. Have a craigslist find that I have been using for a year and a half and I bought it from a little old lady who had it for years. I am sure your new one will last a lot longer.
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