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The water in our culligan water cooler keeps turning into ice and will not come out of the unit. How do we prevent it from freezing?

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Hi,
There is a thermostat that is to shut off the cooler. It has gone bad and will need to be replaced. Often the Culligan contract includes the cooler maintenance and repair...check with them, they should fix it for you.

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Posted on May 19, 2011

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