The temp control unit is no longer available. I bought (nonreturnable) one that controls from 1F to 20F thinking I could keep it at 1F. But the temp is -18F at the lowest setting. Any suggestions? Two repairmen told me I should keep the freezer as long as possible. I am not sure why they suggested that I keep it.
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This is a manual defrosting freezer so the most likely cause is the temp control. Sad that is is only 2 years old but the temp control is not working correctly.
It sure sounds like it is running until it cycles off at the "I reached the cold enough" SET TEMP then never starting up again. That start up is controlled by the temp control. Call and make SURE the temp control is called the thermostat!
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It depends on the control that your freezer utilizes.
If your temp control dial has the numbers 0-9 or 1-9, then you have whats commonly known as a coil temp sensor.
Unlike an air temp contol that measure the air temp inside the freezer and comes on and off with a 3-5° swing, the coil temp sensor runs a little bit different.
With a coil temp control or sensor, the temp control has a capillary tube and bulb that is inserted into the coil either at on of the ends down a guidetube or just into the center of the radiator type fins. This temp control measures the temperature of the coil, and not the temperature of the air inside the freezer. When the unit runs, the coils typically gets 20° colder than the air temp. And when the control satisfies (shuts off), it will not call for cooling again until the sensing bulb has reached the cut-in point which is typically well above design box temp.
So, to quickly answer your question, yes it is possible to have a 25° temp swing and not have anything really wrong with the unit. That is how its been designed to operate and that is how it will operate. Your only option (although not recommended) is to replace the coil temp sensor with and air temp control. That will give you more consistent temps.
Also, when taking temp of a freezer with a coil temp sensor, be sure to temp the product in the freezer and not the air temperature.
HI, If you want the temp warmer, move the control to the smaller #'s If there are no #'s, turn the control clockwise and see if it shuts off. if it shuts off, that is the right direction for warmer temps. I hope this helps you. please let me know.
You said, you have a Kelvinator chest freezer, model number CFS101SM1W. This freezer is in excellent condition and was working ok. I notice that there was a rust spot on the bottom
area so I decided to spray paint the entire inside with the appropriate
appliance spray paint. After spray painting the freezer will not cool.
How old was your freezer? This must be an ancient freezer!
And Unfortunately I was not able to tell you to leave it alone and not to turn it off! You did not cause this! Unfortunately it was so old that it probably was already on it's last legs.
Here is an interesting report I just read!
Repair or replace your appliances?
When to pull the plug on your old freezer
It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs, such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.
Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems in the owner's manual.
Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model ? The answer depends mostly on the age of your ,freezer how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.
Follow these guidelines:
When a repair makes sense.
If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old freezers), paying for a repair makes sense. Note that freezer under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician; readers have found them on a par with independent repairers. When a repair might be a wise choice.
If your freezer is out of warranty and is four to seven years old, it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair. But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage, given that today's models are quieter and have added features. Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008, are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent more efficient than those built before 1993. When it pays to replace.
The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new freezer. Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive freezer six or more years old .
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent of a freezer you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.
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you mean it cools but not as afreezer ok, rework again the system properly vaccum and slowly charge it but please watch out the proper amperage of the compressor or might be the compressor motor now is weak, how old this unit,sir.thankyou