Deciding which way to turn the dial to get the minimum temperature
I have an Electrolux under counter 4* freezer and I have lost the manual.The temperature is controlled by a little dial on the front of the freezer,with a pointer to turn to indicate minimum through to-max. Is the temp. coldest when it is on minimum, or when it is on maximum?
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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
The model number provided does not register. Your model number is located on the inside wall of your fresh food section.
Your freezer is your only source of cooling. It will meet its setting before meeting the refrigerator temperature.
The normal setting are -2 to +2 degrees F. for the freezer and 35 -40 degrees F. for your fresh food section.
Your freezer will go about 10 degrees F. above the set temperature. Then when it reaches 10 degrees F. below the set temperature the compressor will kick in.
You have condensing coils either under your unit or a canister in the back which gets ride of the heat. When the condensing coil is plugged up with dust, this could affect your cooling by as much as 40 degrees.
I do not think this is your total problem.
Feel the face of your separator wall between your freezer and fresh food section. Is it hot?
Your problem is your condenser fan in the lower right back of you unit is burned out.
So, you can not dissipate the heat.
Remove the lower back cover. Take a common household fan to blow air under your unit.
Your compressor is running to make up for the heat that the condenser fan can not dissipate.
There is a defrost timer on the unit. It is supposed to come on and melt the ice that forms on the coils in the evaporator. IF you get a lot of ice built up or something is wrong with the timer, it wont melt the ice or it wont come back on to cool the unit.
Normally temperature dial has at left maximum temperature while right is minimum temperature.
You can feel ( hear ) actually the sound of motor/compressor when it is run. Running motor will produce low temperature. By this you can decide where the set point should be made
I have a danby mini fridge and freezer and noticed the same problem. The temperature dial has NO NUMBERS ON IT! it just has a strip that goes from light to dark blue. That's it. I looked in the manual and it doesn't say anywhere which way is colder...it makes sense that the darker the blue the colder the temperature but why keep us guessing?