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Keg cooler dropping below freezing (DKC644BLS)

My keg cooler suddenly started to drop below the regulated temperature. In fact, it has dropped to zero degrees and is no longer able to be controlled using the buttons on the front console. Also the LED is no longer functionind properly. I want to fix myself. What parts do I need to order and how do I install. Looking for answers soon, Very Thirsty

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Re: Keg cooler dropping below freezing (DKC644BLS)

Thirsty, you didn't provide a Make or Model number with your post. It's difficult to find parts without that information. However, given your symptoms, you should look closely at the control board on this unit. It is most likely the culprit. The flashing display gives it away! BUT, why did it blow out? 3 things could lead to that; 1.) shorted out temperature thermistor inside the box. (it is very small, less than an inch long... probably behind a protective cover. It tells the computer what temp the box is at by temp variable resistance values.) If I were working on this myself? I'd change it out along with the Control Board. 2.) Simple electrical failure of the control board (moisture, etc...) 3.) Unit suffered from a Power Surge. Do you have it plugged into a surge suppression device? If not, you should. Tracy

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Re: Keg cooler dropping below freezing (DKC644BLS)

New thermostat needed I would say. As for installing, thats a little more dificult & without writing a novel, but when you get your new part, examine it the try to work out how the manufacturer got it in!!!

Posted on Jul 25, 2007

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