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Freezer temp unit maintains 18 degrees on the lowest setting

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Either stat is bad or charge is low. bypassing stat will achieve desires temp. if not then charge is low. if charge is low then buy new. if compressor valves are bad then buy new. to expensive to fix these days. new is cheaper. good luck. stat is power lead in , power lead out. kill power then tie em together to get constant on. be sure yor thermometor is good. i just spent 20000 dollars fixing ref at a hospital, only to find there thermometors were bad! good luck.

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