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#1 2cheap2

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:46 PM

I have a GE GSH22JFTA CC refrigerator that I would like to turn off the compressor from 4 pm to 7 pm to shift the load to off peak time of use(5cent per kilowatt). I tried turning of the frig with a timer, it worked,( the ice cream didn't get fuzzy) , but I would like to get ice from the ice maker and have the lights work. I have a timer, a 12 gauge cut off extension cord, and would like to supply 115 volts to the thermostat 21 hours a day. Is there a wire I could cut, wire nut the new supply to it and stub off the other end? Or some other method? I think I could buy a normally closed relay and interrupt the supply to the compressor 3 hours, but I'm to cheap for that, and was hopping to use my timer as the control.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:16 PM

I can't really advise anything to interrupt steady power to the refrigerator.  The GE refrigerator motherboard is flaky enough.  My best advise is to set a warmer temperature at the refrigerator control during the peak hours.  If set warm enough and access is limited, electrical usage should be minimal.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:30 PM

is it worth it ?

Energy Guide says your fridge averages about 1.6 kwh / day

which @ .10 / kwh is about 16 cents

turning it OFF 3 hrs / day would save you 2 cents,

but would have to pay for 3 hrs @ .05 / kwh,

would would be about 1 cent

saving 1 cent / day

 

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:29 PM

Then by the time you replace the mainboard for messing with its power, cost of running a heat gun or steamer to defrost the evap since the adaptive defrost on the board has become thoroughly confused, you'll be waaaaay behind.

 

 

Not to mention if you happen to keep food in the fresh food section, that section will inevitably rise above the 41 degree safety threshold leading to  pathogenic bacteria growth, pepto bismal , health care bills, insurance deductibles and missed work.  You would be better off buying another fridge that has a better efficiency rating...but then how long would it take to recoup the cost?


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:55 PM

I did the same thing , had a timer on my own fridge and had it turn off for the 3 hours of peak electric charge

if it had worked out i would have installed a second power cord for the lights , but i did not , this is what i found ......

 

my fridge temps never got above 40f anytime in the 3 hours

freezer temps did rise and ice cream did get soft and did not last as long in the freezer

 

so i went the other way

 

i installed a kill a watt meter for the 3 hours in peak times .

i used so little electric in those 3 hours , none of the trouble was worth it , pulled the timer and now just try to stay out of the fridge when we are on the peak times

 

if you stay out of your fridge for the 3 hours and try to stay out for the hour before the higher rate hits ........you don't need to do anything , no timer , nothing ..........

 

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 05:32 PM

CB, Did your fridge have ADC or a mechanical timer? With ADC you cannot predict a defrost cycle. If it defrosts just before the shut down, the possibility of a fresh food section exceeding 40 degress in three hours exists. Tbe general rule is a fridge SHOULD keep your food cold without power for 4 hours depending on kitchen temps. In my book 3 hours is too risky when health is involved.

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