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Old 04-03-2012, 11:15 PM   #621
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Anyone else seeing this? Solution?
Mine has started either being too cold or too warm.

Im thinking of buying an external thermostat to fix the issue.

That same thing might help you?

 
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:51 PM   #622
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Mine has started either being too cold or too warm.

Im thinking of buying an external thermostat to fix the issue.

That same thing might help you?
I already have an external thermostat as the built-in one made the compressor run constantly. I have the Johnson A419 digital controller

I'm looking for feedback on people who had theirs all of a sudden start not keeping cold only.

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:48 PM   #623
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I already have an external thermostat as the built-in one made the compressor run constantly. I have the Johnson A419 digital controller

I'm looking for feedback on people who had theirs all of a sudden start not keeping cold only.
What was the step by step process you did to install the external?

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:07 PM   #624
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Here's a drip tray I added. Hangs off the front but velcro keeps it on perfect.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:33 PM   #625
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What was the step by step process you did to install the external?
Since my internal thermostat never shut the fridge off (ran continuously which is why I bought the 419 to begin with), I just set it to 6, then plugged the fridge into the 419 and the 419 into the wall.

Set cutoff on 419 to 38F with a dif of 1 and ASD of 12 min. Had the probe in a glass of water for thermal shock

It worked fine for about a month, getting me down to 36-38, then the temp started creeping up to low 40s then 50s with a fairly good layer of frost on the back wall of the freezer section, so I unplugged everything thinking the evaporator was frozen and needed a defrost. Didn't get much in term of water coming out anywhere.

Plugged back in after letting it sit about 24 hours. Figured the open cup of water might have been contributing moisture so removed it and have the probe hanging over my regulator dangling in air near (but not touching) the freezer wall and after about 30 hours it is reading 47 and constantly running so far. I put a computer fan in to circulate the air and added a canister of damp rid as well try try to mitigate the frost build up. No joy. Still frosting up on the back wall and (so far) only getting to mid 40s

Thanks for the help

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:36 PM   #626
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What happens if you let the unit work on it's own thermostat? Does it still not cool?

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:03 PM   #627
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What happens if you let the unit work on it's own thermostat? Does it still not cool?
Running that test now. Will know more later, but I don't expect it to be any different since the compressor was running 100% of the time when the fridge was run through the 419

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:11 PM   #628
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Running that test now. Will know more later, but I don't expect it to be any different since the compressor was running 100% of the time when the fridge was run through the 419

Yeah I figured you'd be back to the original problem but it'd be nice to know if the cooling goes back too & then troubleshoot from there.

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:58 PM   #629
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Does this fridge have a defroster built-in at all or is it purely manual defrost?

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:03 PM   #630
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Manual.

Did it cool down?

 
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