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I have a Cenco bcd 60 12/240v fridge/freezer. It runs but temp goes up and down. Exterior temp is constant at 20c. It will not reach -18 or stay frozen any minus temp setting. but runs fine if set at 3c or 4c.

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It is my experience from what get from your description, it is one of two things. Low air flow in evaporator and/or low charge.
Low air flow can be caused by a few things. Things to check
1. evaporator fan is working
2. good air flow into and out of evaporator vents
3. Shelves are not over stuffed with product. Air has to circulate in order to freeze items properly and same for cooling in the fresh food section.
If these all check satisfactory, The next thing to check is the condenser coils for excessive air blockage and condensing fan working. A dirty condensing coil can cause everything you describe.
If these all check out ok, then and only then would I check the charge. The compressor discharge temperature during normal operation in most homes will have a surface temp aroung 140 degrees or higher. If the compressor discharge (high pressure) is not hot to touch, (careful if overcharged or dirty condenser the discharge pipe can cause burns.) then the unit is undercharged and needs refrigerant added. Also, if refrigerant is low, a leak search needs to be performed to locate potential leaks.
Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 14, 2014

  • Matthew Garris Dec 15, 2014

    Inside is like new. Fan is 100%. No dust dirt etc. Sprayed soapy water to be sure of no leaks around condenser and pipes. This unit has a battery saving option low, medium and high. I have always have it set on low. I tried switching it to high. No difference. I now think this may be faulty. I believe the battery saving mode may be "stuck on" so the unit only runs in short intervals instead of constantly, to save power.

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