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I just purchased a True reach in freezer.  When I plugged it in the first time it tripped the GFI receptacle I plugged it into!  On further investigation i found the cord had been replaced and had reversed polarity!  Then I plugged it in again and it ran but did not move any air across the condeser in the top of the unit!?!  I noticed that there doesn't appear to be any thermostat to adjust the temperature... only a timer in the botttom by the compressor!  Any one know what I have going on here?

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  • Spark lcl1 May 26, 2008

    I did mean cooling coil and how long should it take to become cold enough?  I ran it for a little under an hour! The fan on the heat exchanger on the bottom kicks on but the one inside the unit at the top does not!  I also am still unable to find a thermostat  is it supposed to be on the visable lower side or above that metal sheild?  P.S. thatnks for the help!


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Thermostat for temperature control should be located on the right side of the cooling coil inside. Timer is to start the defrost at preset times according to pegs on the outer dial. Condenser fan motor should come on at the same time as the compressor. Check fan blade for ease of rotation. If it turns hard it can be freed by lubrication. It takes time for the oil to work its way into the unit bearing motor. If there is no oil hole in the top of the fan motor a hole can be drilled in the back cover of the motor at the top. This will give access to the wicking of the bearing for lubrication.

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  • James Helmer
    James Helmer May 26, 2008

    When you stated condenser at the top of the unit were you intending to say cooling coil? If so the fans do not come on until the coil is cold enough.

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