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My coleman 40 qt. powerchill keeps freezing up inside and wont cool,so i have to thaw it out for about 15 minutes

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    Mary Hansen Oct 09, 2017

    I hope this solves my problem! I have had 3 Igloo coolers. First worked perfect. 2nd one froze up all the time. I gave it to my son for camping and bought the next bigger size. Still freezes up. Thought I might be involved, since my son has no problem from old one.I have sat all 3 in my bunk are. First one was in an older truck with its bunk heater/cooler vent on the left side. Now, heater/cooler vent right next to it. I leave A/C on in bunk while I drive because it helps keep the whole truck comfy. So, I shall change my habits and hopefully fix this! Thank you.



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These cooler cool aprox 30 degrees cooler than the outside air. if you keep it near a ac vent or in direct contact with the air vent odds are you will freeze any moist air in the cooler. many ppl are saying the cooler isnt cooling. most times the exterior fan is blocked or they are riding with the windows down and the surrounding air is 80+degrees so the inside temp maybe 50 degrees.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012

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    Paul Jurrians May 04, 2014

    one of the problems I had with my coleman 40qt cooler was the cigerette plug spring inside. compressed crom the heatthen would lkse contact with outlet. so I removed thespring and cut a piece of copper rod the lroper lenght and add some dielectric grease inside packed in full now it doesnt get hot anymore and doesnt lose connection


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This is normal due to humidity, It means your cooler is working well.

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