I am all about ice cold beer, but not frozen beer. Especially when we are selling it. It can ruin my beer if it freezes and then thaws. The thermostat is turned all the way to the lowest setting. Everything in the cooler freezes. The coil has also been cleaned. What now? What could it be?
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Re: Cooler is freezing my Beer!!
Could be the thermostat isn't working and the unit is just running and running all the time. To me that seems the most simple explanation right now. Can you check the temp inside when on the lowest setting for a day, then turn it up to the highest for a day and see if there is a huge difference in temps? Does the compressor motor ever turn off or does it run continuously? Suspect that t-stat...
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- If you're British, warm. Canadian, wet. Otherwise, who cares?
- white - chilled, red - warm. If you're Canadian, wet.
-Pop - cold, but if you're Canadian, stick to beer and wine so....... Who cares?
This solution probably costs more than you care to spend on the problem, but you can buy an external temp controller like this one:
You run the probe into the fridge and plug the fridge into the controller. Then the controller will only turn on the fridge if it gets warmer than the temperature you specify.
You might be able to find it cheaper on ebay, too. I'm using this on a kegerator and can keep my beer at a consistent temp.
If I am not mistaken, the True line-up of coolers have a temp control on them that is labeled 0-9.
This particular type of temp control is a coil temp control. I measures the temperature of the coil rather than air temperature.
Always set the control to the warmest setting and move it colder by one number at a time until your product reaches and holds designed temp. Do not go by cooler air temperature as there will be a great swing in temp especially if the doors are used frequently. Always temp the product. In the case of beer, your ideal holding temp is between 35-38°.
If you set the temp control to the warmest setting and the cooler is still freezing product, you will need to have the cooler serviced be a refrigeration tech. It will most likely be a bad control but there may be underlying problems.
This is probably the thermostat stuck closed and bad. Turn the tstat all the way to left or counter clock wise. The compressor should turn off.If the compressor continues to run the tstat is stuck and bad. A good replacement tstat would be Ranco # A12-1560.
First, dont overstock your beer, good circulation is key. Make sure your condenser coils are clean. Find a happy setting with the help of a thermometer to cool between 35 - 42 degrees. To defrost I put big zipl-loc bags of ice on top of beer. Turn temperature all the way up (the compressor will cut off but the fan will keep running) for a few hours. When the ice is thick i put HOT water in a squirt bottle and spray sections in the ice. Play around with that and see if it works. Hopefully you don't have a bad condenser. Good luck!